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GEO9875



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:31 am Reply with quote
Ok.... now im getting hyped....
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 5:21 am Reply with quote
Niceeeeeeeeeeee, this is such a great addition.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 7:06 am Reply with quote
Well now, that's a step in the right direction! Getting interesting.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:02 am Reply with quote
Cool! Takeshi is the man!
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Banken



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:10 am Reply with quote
Uhhhhh.... Does he speak English?

Wait, so they're keeping the Japanese setting? That's interesting.... I guess when the characters are cyborgs you can sort of justify white-washing them.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:55 am Reply with quote
Well... A Japanese guy. At least they're a bit smart.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:04 am Reply with quote
This is the most positive news I've heard about the film so far. Takeshi is a fantastic actor. Although I'm a little confused. If the film is actually set in Japan, why is only one cast member announced so far Japanese? I understand (but still detest) whitewashing, but usually the excuse is that the setting has been rewritten.
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AiddonValentine



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:20 am Reply with quote
MavenRaven wrote:
This is the most positive news I've heard about the film so far. Takeshi is a fantastic actor. Although I'm a little confused. If the film is actually set in Japan, why is only one cast member announced so far Japanese? I understand (but still detest) whitewashing, but usually the excuse is that the setting has been rewritten.


Because they're halfheartedly trying to act like they actually care about the source material when in fact having the cast be whitewashed is anything but. It's the token excuse for them to say "see, we have one Japanese guy on board, we're no whitewashing!"
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Gemnist



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:27 am Reply with quote
MavenRaven wrote:
This is the most positive news I've heard about the film so far. Takeshi is a fantastic actor. Although I'm a little confused. If the film is actually set in Japan, why is only one cast member announced so far Japanese? I understand (but still detest) whitewashing, but usually the excuse is that the setting has been rewritten.


Well, as one of the other users said, all of the characters so far have generally ambiguous names. Motoko is an android, so even if she had a Japanese name if would still be fine as long as long as she was built in Japan. The name Batou, meanwhile, has more of a Russian or Icelandic origin, and The Laughing Man is just an alias so it works fine. Expect the casting to be like the 2013 Wolverine film at best.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 11:53 am Reply with quote
they can just change the setting to a western country to explain why the cyborgs look western. motoko has already been a blonde italian.
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anddo



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 12:38 pm Reply with quote
The only good thing that will come from this film, I think.
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russ869



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 2:36 pm Reply with quote
Holy crap! They actually started filming this? You mean it really exists?! Unbelievable.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:11 pm Reply with quote
My interest in this film has been renewed.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:19 pm Reply with quote
He probably play an asian stereotype saying few random japanese
words. so why should I be excited
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 3:51 pm Reply with quote
There are two types of charitable Hollywoods: The half that casts an actor of color as insurance, and the other half that casts multiples to attract a crowd. I'm thinking he's their one token character though because we just love our austere Asian characters Laughing
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