There were mixed emotions among the anime fans when it was announced that Hollywood were bringing us a live action adaptation of the classic anime Ghost in the Shell. While some fans were excited to see what Hollywood would do with the characters and stories, others were worried that Hollywood would ruin what they love so much.
Well, the fears of these loyal fans were just, when it was announced that Hollywood had decided to cast Scarlett Johansson in the lead role for the Ghost in the Shell movie, rather than casting an Asian actress in the role. Many felt that this was the wrong way to go about things and that having a white American women playing the lead role would take away from what makes anime so great.
Despite the complaints from many of the Ghost in the Shell fans around the world, the movie pushed forward and we have now been given the first pictures from the set of the film. While some fans are still very excited about getting to see a live-action Ghost in the Shell hit the big screen, there are still many who are not pleased about the casting.
One very annoyed fan raged, "Typical Hollywood ignoring the calls from the fans and miscasting a huge role. They love ruining things that are close to the hearts of people around the world!" Meanwhile, another added, "No disrespect to Scarlett Johansson but the Ghost in the Shell picture looks awful. Can't imagine this film being any good."
Only time will tell whether they do actually manage to win over the critics, with the Ghost in the Shell film set to hit the big screen on March 31, 2017 in the UK and April 14, 2017 in the US.