Tuesday, January 03, 2023

Dante Basco to Reprise Role of Fire Lord Zuko in Upcoming 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Adult Gaang Movie; Global Casting Call Announced

Dante Basco, the voice of young Prince Zuko in Avatar: The Last Airbender (2005-2008), is returning to voice adult Fire Lord Zuko in the upcoming untitled animated adult Gaang movie, Avatar News is reporting! The new film from Avatar Studios in 2025 is currently slated to be released in theaters on October 10th, 2025.

Dante also previously voiced Zuko’s grandson Iroh II in The Legend of Korra (2012-2014), and you may also know him from his iconic role of Rufio in the 1991 movie Hook. The actor also co-hosts iHeartPodcasts and Nickelodeon's official Avatar: Braving the Elements podcast alongside Janet Varney, the voice of Avatar Korra.

Additionally, it has also been revealed that Avatar Studios is embarking on a global casting call for Asian & Indigenous voice actors in their 20s to find the adult voices of the Gaang.

Specifically, Aang, Katara, Sokka, and Toph are currently being sought out, with Zuko already being found as mentioned above, and Dante is officially attached to the movie.

They’re looking for Asian actors for Aang and Toph and Indigenous actors for Katara and Sokka (that’s not an exact quote), matching the characters’ cultural inspirations and the live-action casting process from across 2021-2022. All the roles are for the 20s age range, which matches up with previous reports that the Gaang would be young adults in the movie. The exact in-universe year the movie takes place has yet to be officially announced.

These casting calls are specifically for the 2025 adult Gaang movie, and it's currently presumed that these actors will be the new voices for the characters at these ages across Avatar Studios’ whole animated universe. Specifically of relevance is the Zuko movie.

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