Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Gordon Cormier Teases 'Avatar: The Last Airbender' Mystery Casting

First releasing in 2005, Avatar: The Last Airbender is considered by many to be one of the best-animated series of all time, following Aang and his friends as they attempt to stop the Fire Nation's plans of taking over the world. Fast-forward 15 years and Netflix is looking to get in on the action by developing their own live-action take of the world of bending. Although the streamer has announced a lot of the cast of the new series, it seems like they're be announcing even more new cast members soon!

Posting recently to his Instagram, Gordan Cormier, the young actor that will be bringing Aang to life in the upcoming Netflix series, teased an unannounced mystery cast member he was currently spending time with. Though much of the principal characters from the original series have already been cast, the potential for whom Cormier might be sitting and laughing with "in the school trailer" still includes several possibilities. Check out the post below:

Recently, Netflix took the opportunity to announce that characters from the original series such as Azula, Suki, Yukari, Kyoshi, and Gran Gran will be making their presences known in the live-action take on Avatar, with actors Elizabeth Yu, Maria Zhang, Tamlyn Tomita, Yvonne Chapman, and Case Camp-Horinek respectively bringing them to life. While there has yet to be any announcement as to when fans can expect this new live-action television show to arrive, there are plenty of fans of the original series crossing their fingers that the new take will do the original series justice.

One idea that comes to mind is Aang's childhood friend Bumi (later King Bumi). Bumi may require both a younger and older actor as he appears in flashbacks to 100 years ago in Aang's past and the present of the story. Perhaps Cormier is hinting at spending time with a younger actor playing Bumi. It's only a theory, but truthfully the fact that there have been no Bumi casting announcements and he is such an important character does give weight to the idea.

Whoever the mystery cast member is, there is no denying the enthusiasm surrounding Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender series. Every cast member can enhance the series in new and exciting ways, bringing new depths to the characters they will portray and adding layers to the established world beyond what was seen in the original animated series. Of course, the flip side is the wrong casting choice could hurt an established character, but it seems like the showrunners have taken the time to ensure the casting decisions are not made lightly. Hopefully, the series will continue the legacy of the original positively and help wash away the lingering memories of the last live-action attempt.

Who do you think the mystery character in the upcoming Netflix series is? Which Avatar character that has yet to be announced are you hoping to see? Feel free to let me know in the comments!

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