Naturally, for a star of his stature, Daniel Dae Kim already has several intriguing upcoming projects lined up. The first of them is Netflix’s live-action adaptation of “Avatar: The Last Airbender.” Fittingly given his previous history with the landmark Nickelodeon animated franchise, Kim has been cast as the arch-villain of the Avatar Aang cycle, the dreadful Fire Lord Ozai — a role he’s taking up from voice actor Mark Hamill, no less.
In addition to the live-action “Avatar,” Kim is also adding to his increasingly impressive resumé as a voice actor with a role on “Pantheon.” Described by Deadline as “AMC’s first hourlong animated primetime drama series,” “Pantheon” is lining up a seriously impressive voice cast, which so far includes Katie Chang, Paul Dano, Taylor Schilling, Rosemarie DeWitt, Aaron Eckhart, Ron Livingston, Anika Noni Rose, and Scoot McNairy, among others. Kim will voice David, the recently deceased father of protagonist Maddie (Chang). David has become the world’s first “Uploaded Intelligence” in the wake of “an experimental destructive brain scan,” and his relationship with his daughter will seemingly provide the thrust of the show. Created by Craig Silverstein, the sci-fi offering looks like it could be one of Kim’s most fascinating projects so far. And, for an actor nearing the 30th year of his career, that’s saying a lot.