— Paramount Pictures (@ParamountUK) March 22, 2017
From what we’ve seen, the film looks crazy! YES – there is a LITTLE BIT of controversy around the fact that ScarJo is playing a character who was originally Japanese. The original casting director weighed-in, saying:
“What issue could there possibly be with casting her? The Major is a cyborg and her physical form is an entirely assumed one. The name ‘Motoko Kusanagi’ and her current body are not her original name and body, so there is no basis for saying that an Asian actress must portray her. Even if her original body (presuming such a thing existed) were a Japanese one, that would still apply.”
What are your thoughts!? Excuses, excuses!? If you’re interested, you can catch Ghost in the Shell in theaters starting March 31.