Filipino-Canadian young actor Gordon Cormier has been cast as Aang in Netflix’s live-action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender”.
Netflix officially unveiled the main cast of the upcoming live-action remake of the Nickelodeon animated series on August 12, 2021, led by Cormier, who will take on the show’s title role and protagonist.
Cormier will portray Aang, described by Netflix as “a fearless and fun-loving twelve-year-old who just happens to be the Avatar, master of all four elements and the keeper of balance and peace in the world.”
Gordon Cormier posted about the new role on his official Instagram account, writing, “Wow! I’m so honored to be casted as the legendary Aang in Netflix’s live action adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender! Yip yip!”
“It’s going to be a crazy ride! I want to thank production for casting me!” Cormier adds.
The Fil-Canadian actor, best known for starring in Disney’s “Gabby Duran and the Unsittables,” Netflix’s “Lost in Space,” and Paramount Plus’ “The Stand,” is all set to play the airbending prodigy and reluctant hero of the series who is “struggling to deal with the burden of his duties while still holding on to his adventurous and playful nature.”
An avid skateboarder and rising actor, the 11-year-old Cormier lives in Vancouver, Canada with his family. He is represented by Premiere Talent Management and Innovative Artists.
The rest of the main cast includes Kiawentiio as Katara, Ian Ousley as Sokka, and Dallas Liu as Zuko, voiced by Filipino-American actor Dante Basco in the animated series.
Albert Kim (Sleepy Hollow, Nikita) will serve as the showrunner with executive producer and writer of the series Rideback’s Dan Lin (The Lego Movie, Aladdin), and Lindsey Liberatore (Walker) executive producing, along with Michael Goi (Swamp Thing, American Horror Story). Roseanne Liang is co-executive producer and Goi, Roseanne Liang and Jabbar Raisani will serve as directors.
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