Daniel Dae Kim is best known for his roles in “Lost” and “Hawaii Five-o”. Kim is about to add another impressive role to his extensive resume, as he’s recently been cast in Netflix’s live-action “Avatar: The Last Airbender”.
Kim will star as Lord Ozai in the adaptation of the beloved Nickelodeon animated series, where he’ll take on the important role of the Fire Nation’s leader and father to the villainous teen, Prince Zuko. Kim is no stranger to the “Last Airbender” franchise, as he voiced General Fong in a 2006 episode as well as in the 2007 video game. Plus, he took on the voice of Hiroshi Sato on the spinoff series, “The Legend of Korra”.
Daniel Dae Kim announced his role on Twitter, receiving plenty of praise from his fans in the replies.
It’s gettin’ hot in here…#avatar #ozai pic.twitter.com/qDlWWbFHHC— Daniel Dae Kim (@danieldaekim) November 3, 2021
“OMG NEXT LEVEL CASTING!” one fan wrote, as another said, “Congrats! I’m so excited for this casting! Good to have you back in the Avatar universe”.
Although it’s been three years since the live-action remake was announced, there isn’t a scheduled release date as of now. The production has been delayed several times, due to the ongoing pandemic. For now, our best guess is that “Avatar: The Last Airbender” will be released on Netflix in late 2022, possibly during the holiday season.