It turned out that the Mechanic in the Netflix live action movie “Avatar: The Legend of Aang” is Danny Pudi. The Netflix version is one of many “Avatar: The Last Airbender” projects currently in development. Showrunner Albert Kim has reinterpreted the outrageously popular cartoon Avatar: The Legend of Aang, created by Michael Dante DiMartino and Brian Konicko.
In the original series, the Mechanist first appears in the 17th episode of season 1, “The Northern Temple of Air”, voiced by Rene Aubergonois. Following the rumors about the “air walkers”, Aang and his friends went in search of all the surviving airbenders, but found the Mechanist and his son Theo, who are part of a group that takes refuge in the Northern Air Temple. The mechanic is a brilliant inventor and engineer. Unfortunately, this intelligence is used to its advantage, as the Mechanist is forced to create a deadly weapon for the People of Fire. After Aang and his friends help defeat the Fire Nation soldiers in this round, the Mechanist and his family reappear later in the series to return the favor.
According to Avatar News, Pudi is the latest casting announcement for Netflix’s live action movie Avatar: The Last Airbender, who will reportedly play a Mechanist. The actor is best known for his role as Abed Nadir in Community, where he plays an equally intelligent and passionate character. Pudi’s obvious aptitude for comedy bodes well for the somewhat eccentric personality of the Mechanist. The actor also demonstrated his range of emotional moments in “Community” and his other performances, which is perfectly combined with the balance of the narrative of “Avatar: The Legend of Aang.”
Pudi is surrounded by an incredibly talented cast: Gordon Cormier as Aang, Ian Owsley as Sokka, Kyaventio as Katara, Dallas Liu as Zuko, Paul Sung-hyun Lee as Airo, Elizabeth Yu as Azula and Daniel Dae Kim as Fire Lord Ozai. . These are a few revealed names from the giant cast creating the Netflix live action movie Avatar: The Last Airbender. The costume designer of the series Farnaz Khaki-Sadig said that more than 130 actors participated in the series, not counting extras and stuntmen.
After the latest news, some fans were surprised by Pudi’s casting, as they believe he is too young to play a Mechanic. The 43-year-old actor’s most recognizable work was in “Community,” where he played a young college student between 2009 and 2015, and it seems that this image has stuck with him. Despite this, the reaction to this casting news was positive: viewers were looking forward to how Pudi would play a zealous Mechanic in the Netflix movie “Avatar: The magician of the elements.”