Scarlett Johansson to Star in Live Action “Ghost in the Shell,” Everything is Terrible

Look, don’t get me wrong – I like Scarlett Johansson quite a bit. She’s an excellent actress with a talent for action. I personally would run around with sparklers screaming “HOORAY FOR EVERYTHING” if Marvel announced a stand alone Black Widow movie starring her.

But that’s not what’s happening.

What is happening is that Variety is reporting Johansson has been cast to star in the forthcoming DreamWorks’ adaptation of Ghost in the Shell. Ghost in the Shell is also something that I love — but it’s a distinctly Japanese property.

With a distinctly Japanese protagonist.

Who should not be played by a distinctly white person.

So yeah, everything is now distinctly terrible, thank you very much. I now hate everything.

Via Variety

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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