Scarlett Johansson’s First ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Look Revealed — But Fans Aren’t Thrilled
Paramount and Dreamworks Pictures launched the primary look picture of Scarlett Johansson within the upcoming movie “Ghost within the Shell” on Thursday.
The actress will star as Major Motoko Kusanagi, a particular ops human-cyborg hybrid, within the reside-motion adaptation of the favored Japanese anime collection. In the broody shot, she sports activities a darkish-hued angled bob, her gaze fastened at an unseen level within the distance.
Some followers expressed pleasure on the reveal, however many extra introduced their displeasure. The main query on individuals’s lips: Again, why is a white lady enjoying the protagonist in an adaption of a Japanese collection?
Since the information final yr of Johansson’s casting as Motoko Kusanagi, followers have been calling for the movie’s producers to rent another person for the position.
A Care2 petition entitled “DreamWorks: Stop whitewashing Asian characters” has garnered greater than sixty five,000 signatures thus far.
“What considerations me is the truth that minority actors are so not often given alternatives in massive-finances main roles,” petition writer Julie Rodriguez stated in a press launch final yr. “It’s a self-defeating cycle: Hollywood insists viewers gained’t be drawn unknown minority actors, however they’re by no means given the prospect to interrupt out of a slender set of background roles to show themselves. ‘Ghost within the Shell’ might have been an ideal alternative to buck this development, however as an alternative promising actresses are being handed over.”
Several actresses have been pinpointed as potential replacements for Johansson, together with Chiaki Kuriyama, the Japanese actress and model who starred in “Kill Bill: Volume M;” and Rinko Kikuchi, the Japanese actress who was nominated for an Oscar for her work within the 2006 movie “Babel.”