Netflix’s Avatar Series Crowns its Fire Lord

evil fire man
Netflix and their Avatar Studios have been working on their live-action adaptation of the hit series,  Avatar: The Last Airbender.  Recently,  Netflix revealed the actors playing the lead roles of Team Avatar. The cast includes Gordon Cormier as Aang, Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, and Dallas Liu as Prince Zuko.

Many fans were happy with the casting though there were some questions brought up about the skin tone of the actors playing Katara and Sokka.

Today, Netflix announced who would be playing the show’s main villain, Fire Lord Ozai.

Firelord Ozai

Veteran actor Daniel Dae Kim will play the evil Fire Lord Ozai in the live-action series.  Fandom fans may recognize Kim for his work on Hellboy (2019), Lost, Hawaii Five-0, and The Divergent series. This wouldn’t be Daniel’s first time in the Avatar universe. He voiced Hiroshi Sato in The Legend of Korra and General Fong in the Last Airbender.

Previously Cliff Curtis played Fire Lord Ozai in M. Night Shyamalan’s feature film, The Last Airbender. Star Wars legend Mark Hamill voiced the father of Zuko and Azula in the animated series.

I certainly agree with the casting choice. What do you think about it? Share your thoughts in the comments below and online.


About Yali Perez

When she's not writing about anime for Crunchyroll, pop culture for Fandom Spotlite, curating social media for the*gameHERS, or helping to produce the DB4L podcast, she is a single mom to the coolest kid in the world. In Yali's free time she likes to bake, exercise, watch horror films, and play Mario Kart. Yali's goal as a writer is to share her nontraditional and colorful view of the world with readers everywhere.

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