Live-action ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ casts Uncle Iroh, Gyatso & Commander Zhao

November 19th, 2021

Netflix has once again expanded the cast of its live-action series Avatar: The Last AirbenderKim’s Convenience star Paul Sun-Hyung Lee will take on the role of Uncle Iroh, Prince Zuko’s uncle and mentor. Lim Kay Siu and Ken Leung have also been added to the cast of the live-action and are set to portray the Air Nomad monk Gyatso and the Fire Nation’s Commander Zhao respectively. 

Now that the show has Uncle Iroh, Gyatso and Commander Zhao, it seems the team is finally ready to start production for the live-action series. On November 17, it was announced on Twitter that the Avatar: The Last Airbender live-action is “officially in production.”

Earlier this month, it was announced that Daniel Dae Kim will be Fire Lord Ozai in the live-action series, and fans were happy with the casting decision. It looks like fans are still happy with the casting for the live-action adaptation so far, with some even saying that the casting is making them look forward to seeing the live-action when it comes out. 

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings star Simu Liu, who starred in Kim’s Convenience with Lee, also took to Twitter to congratulate the actor for being cast as Uncle Iroh. “From Appa to Uncle. I’m so happy for you @bitterasiandude!!” Liu wrote. 

Some fans are skeptical of the upcoming live-action, probably because of the series’ history with being adapted into a live-action film (which a lot of fans weren’t happy with), plus the fact that the original creators of the series, Michael DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, left the production of the live-action series due to creative differences with the steaming platform.

But it looks like the live-action’s casting is piquing the interest of fans and could be a sign that the live-action series might finally be the one to do justice to the original series. 

 

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