Five months after a controversy formed around the casting of Scarlett Johanssen as a ‘Japanese woman’ in Ghost in the Shell, the teasers are here. For the ones who doesn’t know, Ghost in the Shell is a manga and anime classic that does not star a white woman.
See the compilation of teasers bellow:
But why everyone it’s still mad at the casting?
Well Everyone can see why the filmmakers might think it was ok: Johannsen’s character is a robot infused with another person’s consciousness. And this isn’t the first time the actress plays this type of “robot” role. Not only that, but she’s also the highest-grossing actress of all time and one of the few how actually generate $$ as a women action star.
It is a fact that movie stars don’t really open movies anymore. At least not in America. But regardless of these reviews we are still not seeing true diversity on screen. There are numerous Asian actresses that would have killed for this role. Or, not even, break a Japanese movie star in the US.
However, we give an (amazing) white actress a role that could definitely have gone to an Asian woman.
Do you agree with the selection of Scarlet for this movie?
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