Sokka from Nickelodeon’s ‘Avatar’ present goes to be a lil’ totally different in Netflix’s live-action model when it debuts subsequent month … and that features a lot much less woman-hating, apparently.
Ian Ousely — the actor who’s been tapped to play actual Sokka for the streaming big’s tackle the beloved animated collection — spilled the beans to EW this week when it comes to clarifying how his iteration of one of many fundamental characters will stand other than what followers bear in mind.
He defined … “I needed to be sure that Sokka is humorous. There’s extra weight with realism in each means.” His costar Kiawentiio (who performs Sokka’s sister, Katara, in Netflix’s present) chimed in to clear up which parts of the cartoon did not work so nicely in actual life.
She interjected with … “I really feel like we additionally took out the component of how sexist [Sokka] was. I really feel like there have been lots of moments within the authentic present that have been iffy.”
To that, Ousley agreed on this interview … occurring to say, “Yeah, completely. There are issues that have been redirected simply because it would play a bit in another way [in live action].” EW additionally factors out what diehards of the animation already know … particularly, that Sokka is, in truth, very sexist as a personality towards the beginning — however that, ultimately, he outgrows that in his arc.
Emphasis on that final half, specifically. You see… Sokka’s sexism is a key character flaw that he has to mature previous all all through the OG collection … one thing followers are keenly conscious of, which is why they’re pissed that it is now being revealed Netflix is altering this main element.
You may hop into the “Sokka” pattern proper now on X to see how indignant/disillusioned everyone seems to be that the Sokka they know — imperfect and in want of humbling, which regularly made for nice/hilarious moments within the authentic — is just not going to be discovered on this dwell remake.
That additionally kinda deflates the thrill followers had with the very fact Netflix’s model really *seemed* loads just like the cartoon … which had many believing it might be extra trustworthy to the supply materials. Apparently, not that trustworthy. Appears Sokka was too problematic for Netflix.