Depart a Remark
I’m type of The Avatar/The Legend of Korra man spherical these components. And being such an enormous fan of the entire Avatar universe, I give it some thought ceaselessly. Perhaps too ceaselessly. Truly, no, you’ll be able to by no means take into consideration Avatar too ceaselessly. And that’s why despite the fact that we’ll most likely by no means in 1,000,000 years get a live-action The Legend of Korra film, you’ll be able to’t maintain me from dreamcasting a hypothetical film model! You simply can’t!
Now, first issues first. There will probably be no whitewashing in my hypothetical The Legend of Korra film. So, even in the event you don’t like my picks, you’ll seemingly a minimum of nonetheless be okay that we’re not going to run into one of many major problems with the Avatar: The Final Airbender film. Secondly, I’m going to give attention to Guide 1 of The Legend of Korra cartoon, so my villain will probably be Amon. And lastly, I do know I’m not going to get a sequel, so I’m going to make Korrasami a factor in this film. And I don’t care in the event you assume their relationship wants multiple movie to evolve. It’s my film, and I need Korrasami, dammit! Now, on with the dreamcasting!
Korra (Chloe Bennet)
Korra is brash, but susceptible. A chief, and but desperately in want of friendship. And, oh, she’s additionally the avatar, and also you gotta cope with it. A lot of individuals don’t like Korra for a wide range of causes, however at her coronary heart, she’s a barrel filled with feelings and is simply making an attempt to determine her place on the earth. You understand, like most individuals. She additionally goes via some traumatic experiences, and comes out a modified particular person in the long run. So, I positively need anyone who can each kick ass and present emotional change all through her journey.
Enter Chloe Bennet, most likely finest generally known as Daisy Johnson (or Quake) from Brokers of S.H.I.E.L.D. (although, she additionally voiced Yi within the animated film Abominable). Bennet has confirmed that she will appear to be she will deal with herself in a struggle, but additionally like she will deal with emotional depth, like throughout the Secret Warriors story-arc the place she ended up leaving S.H.I.E.L.D. Plus, she’s already performed an Inhuman. So, why not a bender?
Bolin (Ki Hong Lee)
Bolin is the comedian reduction of the present (Effectively, him and Verrick). The earthbending brother to Mako who would later turn into the film star, Nuktuk, will also be critical when he needs to be. However the one factor to at all times bear in mind about Bolin is that he cares. And he’s additionally a loyal pal to the tip. He might not be Sokka, however does he actually should be? No. The reply isn’t any, he doesn’t. And he’s all the higher for it.
I really assume Ki Hong Lee can be the proper Bolin. He’s proven he can deal with himself in an motion film, like he did along with his function as Minho in The Maze Runner, but additionally that he may deal with comedy, like he did in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt as Dong Nguyen. And hell, he’s even voiced The Completely Superior Hulk within the animated Spider-Man collection. Give this man the function already! Jeez!
Mako (Harry Shum Jr.)
Whereas Bolin is the foolish brother—the Michelangelo of Workforce Avatar, if you’ll—Mako is the extra critical, disciplined brother. Not fairly the Raphael, but additionally not fairly the Leonardo, both (and I do not know why I’ve began referencing the Ninja Turtles when describing Mako. Please simply comply with me right here). Mako would most likely be a loner if not for having to maintain his brother. He ultimately turns into a police officer and is considered one of Korra’s most loyal allies. However he’s additionally a love curiosity to Korra early on earlier than she falls in love with Asami.
I’d decide Harry Shum Jr. to be my Mako. He’s most likely most recognizable as Mike Chang from Glee, however I’m considering of him extra from his roles within the Step Up collection, Shadowhunters, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Future. Mako is the type of character who has loads to say, however stays quiet and largely talks via motion. And Harry Shum Jr. positively has the strikes to painting a firebender. However I additionally assume he has the appearing chops to play Mako as nicely, as seen in his function because the warlock Magnus Bane in Shadowhunters. You understand what? I actually shouldn’t be writing this text, as a result of I now need this film greater than ever! Harry Shum Jr. can be good as Mako! Completely good.
Asami (Lana Condor)
Okay, so perhaps Asami is the Sokka of The Legend of Korra? I solely say that since she’s the one nonbender on this model of Workforce Avatar. She’s not likely humorous, however she’s earnest and even goes towards her father when she sees his disdain for benders. She can also be Korra’s one and solely towards the tip of the collection. However Asami is a risk in her personal proper, too, as she is each a businesswoman in addition to anyone who’s prepared to throw down to guard her buddies. We’re going to wish anyone with a variety of vary to play Asami… Hmm…
I acquired it! Lana Condor. She performed a minimal function in X-Males: Apocalypse as Jubilee, so I do know she’s down for motion footage, however she additionally performed the complicated Lara Jean in To All of the Boys I’ve Cherished Earlier than. I believe she may navigate the function of anyone who feels a must uphold household honor, but additionally one who believes in following her coronary heart, and Lana Condor may pull that function off to a T. I particularly assume she’d be an amazing love curiosity for Korra. Phew, okay. And now, for my hardest decide of all. The villain.
Amon (Vincent Rodriguez III)
Chief of the anti-bender group generally known as the Equalists, Amon likes to faux that he’s a nonbender when in reality, he’s a waterbender who focuses on bloodbending! When he bloodbends, he can really take away an individual’s bending skill, leaving them feeling nugatory and damaged. Amon is considered one of Korra’s fiercest foes in the complete collection, so we want anyone who will be tremendous convincing and scary within the function.
Okay, so hear me out with this one. You bear in mind when everyone heard that Heath Ledger can be enjoying the Joker, after which folks had been like, him? You imply from 10 Issues I Hate About You? No approach! However then, after they really noticed the function, they shut up immediately? Effectively, I believe the identical factor would occur with Vincent Rodriguez III, whose major function was on the cult hit TV collection, Loopy Ex-Girlfriend. Sure, the present is a comedy, however Vincent Rodriguez III confirmed that he may really be fairly intimidating within the function as Josh Chan, but additionally anyone who could possibly be sympathetic. In that approach, I decide Vincent Rodriguez III as my antagonist for my hypothetical, never-going-to-happen (Dammit) The Legend of Korra film!
However what do you assume? Did I get a house run with all 5 of my picks, or did I strike out utterly? And after all I didn’t overlook about Tenzin or Lin Beifong. However why get excited over one thing that can by no means occur? Even so, I’d love to listen to your picks. So, let me know who you’d forged within the feedback part down under!