Preferable 'The Last Airbender' Cast

by siasiafa | created - 06 Nov 2011 | updated - 06 Nov 2011 | Public

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

1. Shay Mitchell

Actress | Pretty Little Liars

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 ...


2. Mark Salling

Actor | Glee

Known for starring as musically-inclined football player Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the show Glee (2009), Mark Wayne Salling was born in Dallas, Texas. He was the younger of two children of Condy Sue (Wherry), a school secretary, and John Robert Salling, Jr., an accountant. He was home-schooled at an...


3. Robert Adamson

Actor | It's Complicated

Robert Adamson was born on July 11, 1985 in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA as Robert Gillespie Adamson IV. He is an actor and producer, known for It's Complicated (2009), Hollywood Heights (2012) and Jimmy (2015).

Sokka - Mmmm, but I'm steering more towards Salling

4. Harry Shum Jr.

Actor | Glee

Harry Shum Jr. was born on April 28, 1982 in Puerto Limón, Costa Rica. He is an actor, known for Glee (2009), Step Up 2: The Streets (2008) and Step Up 3D (2010). He has been married to Shelby Rabara since November 22, 2015.

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.

5. Ken Leung

Actor | The Sopranos

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 and studied acting with Catherine Russell and Nan Smithner, then briefly with Anne ...

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!

6. Mason Lee

Actor | The Hangover Part II

Mason Lee was born on May 30, 1990 in the USA as Mason Chun Lee. He is an actor, known for The Hangover Part II (2011), Lucy (2014) and Mu ji zhe (2017).

Prince Zuko

7. Dante Basco

Actor | Hook

Dante Basco was born on August 29, 1975 in Pittsburg, California, USA as Danté Roman Titus Basco. He is an actor and producer, known for Hook (1991), Hang Loose (2012) and But I'm a Cheerleader (1999).

Prince Zuko - Hey, why not?? He was his voice actor for 3 seasons. At least it'll sound like him.

8. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa

Actor | Mortal Kombat

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa got his first big break as an actor when he was cast in Bernardo Bertolucci's The Last Emperor (1987). 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...

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

9. Daniel Dae Kim

Actor | Lost

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 ...

Fire Lord Ozai - Though I would'nt have shown him in the film, like in the first season. The whole inconspicuous thing plays wonders...

10. Ian Anthony Dale

Actor | The Hangover

Ian Anthony Dale was born on July 3, 1978 in St. Paul, Minnesota, USA. He is an actor, known for The Hangover (2009), Hawaii Five-0 (2010) and Salvation (2017).

Fire Lord Ozai - Hmmm, he would be another candidate.

11. Logan Browning

Actress | Bratz

Logan Browning was born on June 9, 1989 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. She is an actress, known for Bratz (2007), Powers (2015) and Dear White People (2017).

Princess Yue - Those eyes are mezmorizing

12. Maiara Walsh

Actress | The Last Ship

Maiara Walsh was born on February 18, 1988 in Seattle, Washington, USA. She is an actress and director, known for The Last Ship (2014), Zombieland (2013) and Desperate Housewives (2004).

Princess Yue - Her and Sallings' chemistry could melt the Northern Water Tribe ;)

13. Spencer Locke

Actress | Insidious: The Last Key

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 ...

Princess Yue - A little pale but her look can work.

14. James Saito

Actor | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

James Saito was born on March 6, 1955 in Los Angeles, California, USA as James Tomio Saito. He is an actor, known for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990), While We're Young (2014) and Pearl Harbor (2001).

General Zhao - I don't know if I've found Zhao or Iroh???? I think Zhao.

15. Kiefer Sutherland

Actor | 24

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 ...

General Zhao - I know he's not asian but I think he has that Gnr somewhere in there??

16. Thomas Jane

Actor | Deep Blue Sea

Thomas Jane was born on February 22, 1969 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA as Thomas Elliott. He is an actor and producer, known for Deep Blue Sea (1999), The Thin Red Line (1998) and Boogie Nights (1997). He was previously married to Patricia Arquette and Ayesha Hauer.

General Zhao - Again not asain, but definitely a runner-up.

17. Stanley Tucci

Actor | Big Night

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 ...

King Bumi - His previous roles have been quite 'kooky' eccentric.

18. Olivia Wilde

Actress | Tron

Actress and activist Olivia Wilde is a modern day renaissance woman, starring in many of Hollywood's acclaimed productions, while simultaneously giving back to the community.

Wilde was born on March 10, 1984 in New York City. Her parents are Leslie Cockburn (née Leslie Corkill Redlich) and Andrew ...

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.

19. Jessica Parker Kennedy

Actress | In Time

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 (2006), as Lucy the Elf, a role she reprises in the television film sequel, Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe (2009). With a ...

Suki - Right age, right build, she suits Salling. Possibility......

20. Ashley Greene

Actress | Twilight

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 ...

Suki - Yeah, ok abit obvious, but c'mon, she looks good as a red head and she's 'agile'

21. Lena Olin

Actress | Alias

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 ...

Gran Gran

22. Anna Maria Perez de Tagle

Actress | Fame

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 ...

Princess Azula - Lets face it, she looks bitchy

23. Josh Stamberg

Actor | The Time Machine

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 ...

Hakoda - We don't meet their father for a while but a flashback or two??

24. Natassia Malthe

Actress | Elektra

Natassia Malthe was born on January 19, 1974 in Oslo, Norway as Linn Natassia Malthe. She is an actress and producer, known for Elektra (2005), DOA: Dead or Alive (2006) and Chaos (2005).

Princess Ursa - I know she doesn't make an appearance until book 2 but she could be in photos and such.

25. Maggie Q

Actress | Divergent

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 ...

Princess Ursa - Depending on who plays Zuko, she would be my second choice.

26. Sam Neill

Actor | Hunt for the Wilderpeople

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 ...

Avatar Roku

27. John Cho

Actor | Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

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. ...

???????????? - 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!