How old is Gordon Cormier? On Thursday, 12 August, Netflix took to Twitter to finally reveal the actors who will be playing Aang, Katara, Sokka and Zuko in the flesh. Taking on the role of Aang is child actor Gordon Cormier, known for Netflix’s Lost In Space (2019) and Stephen King’s adaption of The Stand (2020-21). But just what’s the age of the newcomer star?
Avatar: The Last Airbender
Netflix has set the core cast and creative team for Avatar: The Last Airbender, the live-action adaptation of the beloved Nickelodeon series.
On Thursday, 12 August, Netflix took to Twitter to finally reveal the actors who will be playing Aang, Katara, Sokka and Zuko in the flesh.
Based on the Nickelodeon cartoon, which gained a second life when it dropped on Netflix last year, the live-action series will be showrun, executive produced and written by Albert Kim, who has previously worked on series such as Sleepy Hollow and Nikita.
In a blog post, Kim said he got hooked on the show by watching it with his daughter.
He wrote: “Flash forward 15 years. Netflix offers me the opportunity to develop a live-action remake of Avatar.”
Kim also addressed fans’ major concerns about the new live-action take, following the “whitewashing” that affected M Night Shyamalan’s The Last Airbender.
Kim said: “A live-action version would establish a new benchmark in representation… This was a chance to showcase Asian and indigenous characters as living, breathing people.
“Not just in a cartoon, but in a world that truly exists, very similar to the one we live in.”
The live-action adaptation was first announced in 2018 and ran into some trouble last year when Avatar creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko stepped away from the project citing creative differences with Netflix.
DiMartino and Konietzko later set up a mini-studio at Nickelodeon to develop their own Avatar series, shorts and movies.
Avatar: The Last Airbender, which aired for three seasons on Nickelodeon, follows the adventures of the main protagonist Aang and his friends, who must save the world by defeating Fire Lord Ozai and ending the destructive war with the Fire Nation.
Gordon Cormier’s age explored
The show will feature Gordon Cormier as Aang, a fearless and fun-loving 12-year-old who just happens to be the Avatar, master of all four elements and keeper of balance and peace in the world.
Gordon Cormier’s age is 11, as noted in his Instagram profile.
Cormier is known for Netflix’s Lost In Space (2019), as well as Stephen King’s adaption of The Stand (2020-21).
He’s repped by Premiere Talent Management and Innovative Artists.
Meet the cast
Starring alongside Cormier are Kiawentiio, Ian Ousley, and Dallas Liu.
Kiawentiio will be taking on the role of Katara, a determined and hopeful waterbender, the last in her small village.
The actress recently starred in the title role in critically acclaimed feature film Beans (2020).
Ousley will be portraying Sokka, Katara’s sardonic and resourceful 16-year-old brother.
He first appeared in a recurring role as Robby Corman on Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why (2017), and later recurred in John Stamos’ Big Shot (2021).
Liu is Zuko, a skilled firebender and the intense and guarded Crown Prince of the Fire Nation.
The actor most recently starred in Hulu’s comedy series PEN15 (2019).