After years of impatient waiting and speculation, the cast details for Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender were leaked a few months back. With a pretty diverse cast, the show was in desperate search of the Fire Lord Ozai.
According to the latest reports, Netflix has finally found the perfect Fire Lord for their live-action adaptation. It comes after the hugely anticipated live-action reimagining of Cowboy Bebop, which arrives on Netflix next week.
More than a decade after the end of the television series, as well as after the release of M. Night Shyamalan’s much-hated film, Avatar: The Last Airbender still manages to create immense buzz among fans due to its status as a cultural phenomenon.
With Gordon Cormier as Aang, Ian Ousley as Sokka, Dallas Liu as Zuko and Kiawentiio as Katara, the series will be directed by Albert Kim.
Despite some obstacles, in the beginning, the show is in its early stages of development. After the cast details were leaked, it has been confirmed that they have signed a big name in the industry to portray the notorious former Fire Lord Ozai from the Fire Nation. Daniel Dae Kim is set to portray the role of the skilled and infamous fire-bender. The father of Zuko and Azula, his wrath and spirit is feared and revered.
After Mark Hamill voiced Ozai on the cartoon and Cliff Curtis played the role in the ambitious live-action adaptation, it is upon Dae Kim to take the legacy of the Fire lord forward.
Daniel Dae Kim is a pretty known figure, having first appeared in the 1990s action film American Shaolin, before earning credits to various other films to his name, including Crash, Hellboy and Allegiant. He was spotted in minor roles in Hulk and Spider-Man 2.
Having reprised his role in television shows like Lost, Angel and 24, Daniel Dae Kim has carved out his own fan following.
Fans are quite excited to see what this legendary actor will have in store for his role as the fabled and outrageous Ozai.