M. Night Shyamalan initially considered Ben Kingsley for the role of Uncle Iroh.
Ben Kingsley turned down a role due to prior commitment.
Ben Kingsley had meetings to play a villain named The Vulture, but the final script cut that character and used Topher Grace as the villainous Venom instead.
Did you know that Ben Kingsley was not the only choice for these movies? (click to learn more)