M Night Shamalans' The Last Airbender was a colossal flop in terms of story, pronounciation and cast.
Provided, that most of these actors would have to go through a serious over-haul in terms of martial arts training, voice training etc, this list is based purely on looks and(attempting) getting actors that look similar or at least have something in common with their supposed roles.
There are a few characters that I think can be played by many actors hence the double up.
Given the actors are well into their 20s are meant to portray children/teenagers, I think for purposes of maturity and believe-ability, my story arc would have Sokka 18, Katara 15 turning 16 and Aang 14 or 15 (more like 114 or 115 :D). Still keeps in time with telling the Avatar before he turned 16, Aang and Katara having a connection and they're still young enough to go explore and learn new things. Also, these actors have to have chemistry because one way or another, all these characters are linked, so keeping that in mind here's who I would've liked to have seen play my childhood heroes!
The only one I can't think of would importantly be Aang :(
ps I so wouldn't have compromised the title! >:( So what the other master peice is thier - BRING IT ON BLUE PEOPLE, I'LL JUST EARTH BEND A MOUNTAIN ON TOP OF YOU AND BURN YOUR DUMB TREE MYSELF....lol
Shay Mitchell was born Shannon Mitchell in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, to a Filipino mother and a father of Irish and Scottish descent. Even as a young child, she was interested in the performing arts, declaring to her parents that she would pursue such a career. Shay began dance lessons at the age of five...
“ Katara ” - siasiafa
Mark Wayne Salling was born in Dallas, Texas. He is the younger of two children of Condy Sue (née Wherry), a school secretary, and John Robert Salling, Jr., an accountant. He was home-schooled at an early age. Salling was raised in a "strict Christian home" and attended Providence Christian School and Our Redeemer Lutheran during elementary school...
“ Sokka ” - siasiafa
“ Sokka - Mmmm, but I'm steering more towards Salling ” - siasiafa
“ Prince Zuko - Now I don't know acting wise if he could deliver but he's definitely a shoe in, in terms of looks and dancing skills. ” - siasiafa
Ken Leung was raised in the Two Bridges section of the Lower East Side in New York City. His family moved to Midwood, Brooklyn where he grew up before finishing high school in Old Bridge, New Jersey. He attended NYU as a University Scholar and studied acting with Catherine Russell and Nan Smithner, then briefly with Anne Jackson at HB Studio...
“ Prince Zuko - Now I know this guy can channel Zuko's anger and frustration, but with the actor being noticeably a little older than his character and counter parts, it may not fit. Imagine the possiblities. Definitely an understudy! ” - siasiafa
“ Prince Zuko ” - siasiafa
“ Prince Zuko - Hey, why not?? He was his voice actor for 3 seasons. At least it'll sound like him. ” - siasiafa
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa got his first big break as an actor when he was cast in Bernardo Bertolucci
's The Last Emperor
. A US Army brat, he was born in Tokyo and lived in various cities while growing up. His father was in the army, stationed at Ft. Bragg (NC), Ft. Polk (LA) and Ft. Hood (TX). His mother was an actress from Tokyo...
“ General Iroh - DUHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! I was bouncing off the walls thinking of who I thought should play Iroh. He's skinny, yeah, but nothing food won't take care of :D ” - siasiafa
Daniel Dae Kim
Through the diversity of his roles on stage and screen, Daniel Dae Kim continues to expand our perceptions of the Asian-American man. In characters ranging from the King of Siam, a Shakespearean hero, a social worker for the Chicago needy, to a counter-terrorist agent, his work has consistently proven to transcend the historical barriers of race and stereotype...
“ Fire Lord Ozai - Though I would'nt have shown him in the film, like in the first season. The whole inconspicuous thing plays wonders... ” - siasiafa
“ Fire Lord Ozai - Hmmm, he would be another candidate. ” - siasiafa
“ Princess Yue - Those eyes are mezmorizing ” - siasiafa
“ Princess Yue - Her and Sallings' chemistry could melt the Northern Water Tribe ;) ” - siasiafa
Born in 1991 in Winter Park, Florida, Spencer began to show an interest in the arts at a young age. When asked in school to draw what she would be when she got older, 6 year old Spencer drew herself on-stage with a star over her head. Two years later, she had enrolled in acting classes and immediately started booking numerous television commercials in the Orlando, Florida area...
“ Princess Yue - A little pale but her look can work. ” - siasiafa
“ General Zhao - I don't know if I've found Zhao or Iroh???? I think Zhao. ” - siasiafa
Kiefer Sutherland was born in London, England, UK, to Canadian actors Shirley Douglas
and Donald Sutherland
, who moved to California shortly after his birth. His maternal grandfather, Tommy Douglas
, was a Scottish-born Canadian politician who was a Premier of Saskatchewan for over 17 years and led the national NDP party for almost 10...
“ General Zhao - I know he's not asian but I think he has that Gnr somewhere in there?? ” - siasiafa
“ General Zhao - Again not asain, but definitely a runner-up. ” - siasiafa
Actor Stanley Tucci was born on November 11, 1960, in Peekskill, New York. He is the son of Joan (Tropiano), a writer, and Stanley Tucci, an art teacher. His family is Italian-American, with origins in Calabria. Tucci took an interest in acting while in high school, and went on to attend the State University of New York's Conservatory of Theater Arts in Purchase...
“ King Bumi - His previous roles have been quite 'kooky' eccentric. ” - siasiafa
Actress and activist Olivia Wilde is a modern-day renaissance woman. Starring in films and popular television shows, Wilde shares the screen with renowned actors while simultaneously giving back to the community. Olivia Wilde was born Olivia Jane Cockburn in New York City, to journalists Leslie Cockburn
(née Leslie Corkill Redlich) and Andrew Cockburn
“ Suki - C'mon now, she could play it??? She's a bit old but so is the rest of the cast and nothing lighting and make-up can't fix. ” - siasiafa
Jessica Parker Kennedy
Jessica Parker Kennedy is a Canadian actress of film and television. Born in Calgary, Alberta her first string of screen work began with the television film Santa Baby
as Lucy the Elf, a role she reprises in the television film sequel Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe
. With a repertoire of television credits, Jessica's continuing work ties with series such as V
“ Suki - Right age, right build, she suits Salling. Possibility...... ” - siasiafa
Ashley Michele Greene was born in Jacksonville, Florida to parents Michele (Tatum), an insurance broker, and Joseph Lacy Greene, US Marine who runs a concrete business. A self-confessed tomboy and "daredevil", Ashley loved to try to keep up with her older brother Joe, taking on activities such as taekwondo and winning several awards...
“ Suki - Yeah, ok abit obvious, but c'mon, she looks good as a red head and she's 'agile' ” - siasiafa
Swedish-born Lena Olin already had a successful career as an actress before she came to Hollywood. She acted at the Royal Theatre in Stockholm and was directed by Ingmar Bergman
. She was born in Stockholm, to actors Britta Holmberg
and Stig Olin
, who appeared in six of Bergman's films. Lena also belongs to the Bergman "family"...
“ Gran Gran ” - siasiafa
Anna Maria Perez de Tagle
Anna Maria Perez de Tagle, is one of today's hottest triple threats with an extensive list of accomplishments including acting, singing, and dancing. The talented rising star opened for the Jonas Brothers Asia 2012 tour. She also concluded her starring role in Godspell on Broadway, the beloved classic from Stephen Schwartz alongside Hunter Parrish and Corbin Bleu...
“ Princess Azula - Lets face it, she looks bitchy ” - siasiafa
He was born in Washington, D.C. at George Washington Hospital. His parents are Louis C. Stamberg, retired State Department employee, and Susan Stamberg
, first female host of NPR's "All Things Considered" and current special correspondent. He attended The Maret School from 4th to 12th grades and graduated from The University of Wisconsin-Madison...
“ Hakoda - We don't meet their father for a while but a flashback or two?? ” - siasiafa
“ Princess Ursa - I know she doesn't make an appearance until book 2 but she could be in photos and such. ” - siasiafa
Margaret Denise Quigley was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to a father of Polish and Irish descent (originally based in New York) and a Vietnamese mother. Her parents met during the Vietnam War. Maggie has two older half-siblings from her mother's previous marriage, and two older sisters. The family moved to Hawaii and settled in Mililani...
“ Princess Ursa - Depending on who plays Zuko, she would be my second choice. ” - siasiafa
Sam Neill was born in Omagh, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland, to army parents, an English-born mother, Priscilla Beatrice (Ingham), and a New Zealand-born father, Dermot Neill. His family moved to the South Island of New Zealand in 1954. He went to boarding schools and then attended the universities at Canterbury and Victoria...
“ Avatar Roku ” - siasiafa
John Yohan Cho was born in Seoul, South Korea, but moved to Los Angeles, California as a child, where his father was a Christian minister. Cho was educated at Herbert Hoover High School at Glendale before moving on to the University of California at Berkeley where he studied English Literature. Upon graduation...
“ ???????????? - I know he would fit in this movie, but where is a different story. He's too old to play Zuko, he's too young to play Ozai or Zhao.... BUT HE DEFINITELY FITS! ” - siasiafa