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22 May 2009 @ 10:01 am
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So, I was right there with everyone else when the casting choices for Avatar: The Last Airbender were revealed. And I sort of went WTF?? when they cast the Indian guy from Slumdog Millionaire (which I have not seen) as Zuko, because while he's worlds better than Jessie McCartney would've been, Zuko's ethnicity as drawn was no more Indian than it was Caucasian.

However. All of that being said, I STILL could not help a fangirly indrawn breath of squee when I saw these.

Good grief, that kid looks a lot like Aang! And wow, whatever else I can or cannot say about him, this Dev Patel certainly has the intensity to pull off Zuko - and that's in a two dimensional promotional pic.

I am cautiously excited. They could still be totally ruining it. BUT, I have some hope.

Who is playing Azula, though? Zuko and Azula looked very much alike in the series. It would be nice if the familial resemblance was just as obvious in the movies.
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Nuquiet_rebel on May 22nd, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
Huh. So did they change the cast or just replace Jesse MacCartney?

By the way, definitely check out Dev in SM. He was also on series one and two of the British teen show Skins.
rhienelleth: azularhienelleth on May 22nd, 2009 06:32 pm (UTC)
Just recast Zuko - everyone else, so far as i know, stayed the same.

I've heard nothing but good things about this actor, just haven't had a chance to see him in anything yet. But I will definitely be doing so! :D
-: Cityscapepeartreealley on May 22nd, 2009 06:59 pm (UTC)
He does look amazingly like Aang, but I still feel disappointment that they couldn't actually hire Asian actors for the Asian-inspired world, instead of making the white kids look kinda Asian (assuming the rest look half as good as Aang).