Sunday, August 29, 2021

Netflix's Live-Action 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Series Will Reportedly Introduce Azula

Avatar: The Last Airbender has earned its place as one of the greatest animated series of all time, so it's no surprise that the world of bending will be making a comeback with new animated projects via Nickelodeon's Avatar Studios, as well as a live-action series which is currently being developed by Netflix. While the main characters of Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Zuko have been revealed to be played by actors Gordon Cormier, Kiawentiio, Ian Ousley, and Dallas Liu respectively, rumors are beginning to fly that one of the biggest villains of the franchise might also be joining the cast.

Azula, the younger sister of Zuko and the princess of the Fire Nation, is reportedly set to appear in the upcoming first season of Avatar: The Last Airbender's live-action series, which would somewhat befit the original opening season of the animated series.

Azula only had brief appearances in "Book One: Water" of the original series. One was in the audience during Zuko’s Agni Kai with Ozai, which took place three years before the series, when she was 11. The other is in the very last scene of the season, where she’s introduced as the new villain when Ozai dispatches her to capture Zuko and Iroh. It’s possible they’re casting early just for small moments like this.

It's only until the second season that we are able to see the fire princess unleash her insane power as a fire bender, along with her ruthless demeanor as she hunts for both the Avatar and her brother Zuko. While the rumors are beginning to swirl that Azula will make an appearance, no casting decision has yet been made when it comes to Zuko's deranged sister.

In the finale of the original Avatar animated series, Azula battled against the tag-team of both her brother Zuko and Katara, losing the fight and being imprisoned as her mind unraveled. While the upcoming animated projects that will revisit the universe of bending from Avatar Studios, no one is sure what era of Aang or Korra the studio will explore.

Avatar News shared the report that apparently the first season of Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender series will see Azula make her grand debut alongside the main cast of the beloved franchise, though the depth of her role is anyone's guess at this point. Casting is currently taking place.

The casting for the role of Azula also doesn’t guarantee the order of casting, i.e. other characters like Iroh, Zhao, Suki, Yue, etc. could be taking place in any order as well at the moment,

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