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Avatar: The Last Airbender Actor Daniel Dae Kim Opens Up About the Upcoming Netflix Series and its Emphasis on the Character of Ozai

Actor Daniel Dae Kim, who received immense fame after starring in Avatar: The Last Airbender, recently appeared in an interview in which the actor compared Fire Lord Ozai to Darth Vader, putting special emphasis on the unapologetic, raw and evil nature of the character.

The upcoming Netflix live-action remake of Avatar: The Last Airbender will give the audience a deeper insight into the character of Ozai. In addition to this, the series will also explore Ozai’s relationship with his children. Kim also revealed in the interview that the upcoming series will also expand upon and add depth to the series.

The Upcoming Netflix Series 

Netflix’s hit (remake) series Avatar: The Last Airbender star Daniel Dae Kim has, in one of his recent interviews, compared the characters of Fire Lord Ozai to the Sith Lord Darth Vader. Darth Vader is undoubtedly, one of the most well-known and loved villain of all time.

Kim has been affiliated to the Avatar: The Last Airbender franchise in the past as well. He had voiced General Fong in the original show. In addition to this, Kim had also voiced Hiroshi Sato in the follow-up series The Legend of Korra.

Kim will also be seen in the upcoming Netflix live-action remake of the series, which will reportedly set to premiere on February 22nd, 2024. Apart from Kim, the series will also star Paul Sun-Hyung Lee as Iroh, Gordon Cormier as Aang, Elizabeth Yu as Azula, and Dallas Liu as Prince Zuko.

In his recent interview with the famous news outlet Entertainment Weekly, Kim talked about his return to Avatar: The Last Airbender and what made him choose the character.

Kim explained in the interview it was the “unapologetic, evil nature of Ozai” that drew Kim in. The actor even compared the character to the globally loved villain: Darth Vader, explaining that for him, Ozai was the Darth Vader of the series.

The Mystery of Ozai 

In the original Avatar: The Last Airbender series, Ozai is predominantly represented as a distant, looming threat. For the most part of the show, not much is revealed about the Fire Lord.

The only information that viewers and critics are able to gather about the character is through the side characters and Zuko. Viewers are told about his “wicked deeds” by these side characters. It is being circulated that the upcoming Netflix remake of the show will show more depth to Ozai’s character, by especially highlighting his relationship with his children, Azula in particular.

Kim has been very prominent in the early marketing materials and trailers for the upcoming Netflix series which further highlights that the series will impart special importance to Ozai. Ozai’s character will finally come out of the shadows and speak for itself. Fans across the world are eagerly awaiting the release of the Netflix series.

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