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World Avatars/Ancient Avatars. Africa, Middle East, East Asia, and South America.

May  4   ( 7518 )   via   +

Suhani Kalita as Katara

Age: 19
Ethnicity:
Indian
Credits:
Pavithra (young) in Irandu Mugam

My weakest choice in a few regards. Not the best actress on my dream cast, but for some reason, it just clicked in my mind when I thought of her as Katara. Even though she’s a little old. If I were honestly casting a redo of this film, I would probably pick somebody else, but from my own experiences, I’m going with her. I also thought of Rubina Ali, who played Latika as a child in Slumdog Millionaire.

October  10   ( 10 )   +

Dev Patel as Sokka

Age: 21
Ethnicity:
Indian
Credits:
Jamal Malik in Slumdog Millionaire, Anwar Kharral in Skins

In all honesty, I don’t think Dev Patel did a bad job as Zuko in The Last Airbender, he just… wasn’t Zuko. But I think he could make a decent Sokka. I would like to cast an actor of Inuit descent, however I’m afraid I don’t know any at all, and I’d have to choose based entirely off of looks if I googled around to find one, which isn’t really fair. Still, given this limitation, I think Patel would make a decent Sokka. But let’s not cast Aasif Mandvi again.

October  10   ( 6 )   +

Sosuke Ikematsu as Zuko

Age: 21
Ethnicity:
Japanese
Credits:
Higen in The Last Samurai

I have fond memories of him playing a young Genghis Khan in a Japanese movie about his life from a few years ago. And I think he just looks the part (particularly his eyes). I also chose him because he’s a bit older than most of the other actors I’ve chosen, and as he’s the oldest of the teenage characters, I thought he’d be a great pick.

October  10   ( 7 )   +

Jo Jung Eun as Toph Bei Fong

Age: 15
Ethnicity:
Korean
Credits:
Jang Geum (young) in Dae Jang Geum

For Toph, I went with Jo Jung Eun, who I’m familiar with through a couple of K-Dramas, most notably Dae Jang Geum. Korea has a lot of great child actors, and I knew I would have to pick either Toph or Aang from the bunch as the youngest characters on the show. Also I don’t know many male child actors from Korea, so it was easier to pick one out for Toph. Jo Jung Eun can pull off all sides of this character, I don’t doubt that, so I think she’d be fantastic for the role. 

October  10   ( 11 )   +

Suzuka Ohgo as Azula

Age: 18
Ethnicity:
Japanese
Credits:
Sayuri (young) in Memoirs of a Geisha, Hatchin (voice) in Michiko e Hatchin

Suzuka Ohga is a great actress, who really won me over with her voice role in Michiko e Hatchin (which is, for the record, one of my favourite shows). It’s a tough role, Azula, as she is a complex character, and let’s be frank, a bit of an evil bitch. I went with someone with a bit more experience and a bit of age (though still young enough looking) to compensate for that.

October  10   ( 6 )   +

Doing a Avatar: The Last Airbender dream casting tonight. Bit tricky, since I want the actors to be under 23 or so for all of the kids, and that’s a trial, but I think I’ve got a good set, so let me know what you think. (I’ll be posting these over the next few hours, so stay tuned.)

October  10   ( 5 )   +

Having not watched Nickelodeon since the end of Avatar: The Last Airbender, I feel a bit sad noticing that their logo is rather different on all of the promotional stuff for Legend of Korra.

July  24   ( 1 )   +
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