July 6, 2022


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'One Punch Man' is getting a live-action remake with director Justin Lin

For those who’re aware of the One Punch Man manga and anime, you are most likely questioning why the bald and deceivingly lanky Saitama has made his manner onto your newsfeed once more.

Let’s simply say it is making a comeback, and in case you’ve learn the headline already, one can solely hope that it will prove nice.

Bald, bored superhero area of interest.

IMAGE: One Punch Man / Kotaku

For those who’ve been left dissatisfied with how abruptly Season 2 of the anime ended, you will be glad to know that the franchise is making a return within the type of a live-action movie. And in response to a number of credible sources, it is being directed by Justin Lin. It’s possible you’ll know him from – oh, I do not know – among the most iconic movies within the Quick & Livid franchise.

Becoming a member of Lin as writers for the movie are Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, who beforehand wrote Jumanji: The Subsequent Stage and Venom, making for a reasonably thrilling mixture of skills.

As for who might be starring because the one and solely Saitama, we do not know simply but. In reality, no actors have been connected to the movie as of press time. Nevertheless, we will safely assume we cannot be seeing Vin Diesel play the principle character, regardless of him being a bald man with superhuman power.

Plus, Lin’s strained relationship with the Quick & Livid actor most likely is not a superb promoting level within the first place. He was, in any case, dropped as director for the upcoming Quick X (Quick & Livid 10) movie, citing inventive variations with the franchise lead. Diesel would not have made a superb Saitama anyway. He isn’t Japanese, and he is manner too brolic.


For those who’re not aware of One Punch Man, this is a refresher.

The story revolves round Saitama – initially a reluctant superhero – who possesses one particular energy: He can take out his opponents with only a single punch, thus his relatively simple superhero title. Feeling uninterested in life usually, Saitama is all the time looking out for his subsequent nice opponent – somebody that truly poses an actual problem versus a struggle that he can finish in literal seconds.

In keeping with Kotaku, manufacturing is slated to start on the finish of 2022. This implies you are going to have keep somewhat extra affected person. And with no affirmation of a 3rd season of the anime, you actually do have to remain put for now. However contemplating that the manga remains to be working, there’s all the time hope.

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