Netflix's Avatar: The Last Airbender Has Found Its Cabbage Merchant
Netflix has been working hard on its adaptation of Avatar: The Last Airbender, and its spot-on cast proves how serious the company is taking the project. From its heroes to its antagonists, the series has nailed each of its hires, but fans have all been waiting to hear who would be playing the animated series' beloved Cabbage Merchant. And now, a new report suggests Netflix has found just the actor for the job.
And yes, they are going to scream and wail about their cabbages like we all expect. After all, this new report says James Sie has been cast as the merchant, and they did the man's original voice in the Avatar TV series.
James Sie has been cast as the cabbage merchant in the live-action Avatar: The Last Airbender series!— Avatar News (@AvatarNews_) July 26, 2022
He was the original voice actor of the cabbage merchant in the animated series AND the cabbage merchant's son, the CEO of Cabbage Corp, in The Legend of Korra!
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According to Avatar News, Sie has been cast as the Cabbage Merchant in the Netflix live-action series. This marks their return to the role as Sie did the voice of the character in the Nickelodeon series. They also reprised the role in The Legend of Korea when they played the merchant's son, the CEO of Cabbage Corp.
So if you have missed the Cabbage Merchant's iconic cry, it will be back soon. And this time, the voice actor will get to put on a full performance for fans!
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For those unfamiliar with Sie, the Chinese-American actor has done a number of voice acting roles to date. The Cabbage Merchant is one of his most recognizable roles alongside Jackie Chan, Master Monkey, and Eddy Raja. They have also done a number of live-action roles dating back to 1996 with Chain Reaction.
With this new report making the rounds, Sie has joined an impressive cast collated by Netflix. Gordon Cormier has been cast as Aang alongside others like Ian Ousley, Kiawentiio, Dallas James Liu, Daniel Day Kim, and more. At this time, no release window has been announced for Netflix's adaptation, but fans are hoping footage of Avatar will go live before the new year.
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