Actor Shang-Chi Joins Netflix’s Avatar: The Last Airbender

Jayden Zhang, the actor behind the MCU’s young Shang-Chi, joins the already large cast of Netflix’s live-action version of Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Jayden Zhang, who is probably best known for playing a young Shang-Chi in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Ringshas been cast in Netflix’s live-action adaptation of avatar the last airbender.

According to Avatar News, Zhang will play one of Aang’s childhood friends at the Southern Air Temple in the series’ flashbacks. The young actor joins an already impressive roster of talent; Other cast members include Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio Tarbell as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, Dallas Liu as Prince Zuko, Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Uncle Iroh, and Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai.

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Also, as with Zhang’s casting, the live action Avatar The show has recently been making headlines with its casting for seemingly minor but ultimately beloved roles. Last month, it was revealed that none other than star trekGeorge Takei from ‘s will voice the spirit Koh. The Face-Stealer only made one appearance in the first season of the original animated series, but has become a fan-favorite character. The unlucky Cabbage Merchant has also been cast, and surprisingly enough, James Sie, the original voice actor for the recurring character, will reprise the role of him in the live-action show.

Not the first live action avatar

This isn’t the first attempt at a live-action adaptation. In 2010, M. Night Shyamalan’s live-action film, The last Airbender, was released and was highly despised by both critics and fans. However, Utkarsh Ambudkar, the actor who plays King Bumi, promised fans that the Netflix show will be nothing like Shyamalan’s film. “I think people will really be happy when they watch the show. It’s very well done. Everyone who’s a part of the show loves it. They’re going to do it justice. I’m not trying to put my own people down, but… M. Night, I’ve got your back, ride or die for you, but we’re doing something different with this one,” he told CBR in an exclusive interview.

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Netflix announced its live action Avatar series in September 2018. Albert Kim, producer and writer for The CW’s Nikita and fox’s sleepy Hollow, signs on as showrunner, and Rideback, the company behind the lego movie franchise and film remakes of IT’Shandles production.

from netflix Avatar It currently has no release date, but the original animated series is available on the platform.

Source: Avatar News

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