The Agents Can Chill; I’ve Already Picked The Ideal Cast For One Punch Man

I have often seen images of the iconic One Punch Man; acknowledged his existence, and then merely disregarded him, as if he meant nothing to me.

Similarly to how my father treated me after he caught me singing Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene’ non-stop for four hours.

Now, thanks to Netflix – you should really try it; I reckon it’ll be huge – I’ve not only watched One Punch Man, but I’ve become addicted. (Admittedly, I do listen to it with English audio, so please don’t tell Bong Joon-ho that I’ve turned off the subtitles.)

Sony Pictures have announced that they’re developing a live-action adaptation of One Punch Man, with Venom writers, Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, at the helm.

Naturally, after neither The Lion King nor Sonic the Hedgehog taking on board my dream casting, I’ve taken it upon myself to cast the role of Saitama in the live-action remake of One Punch Man. Third time’s a charm, eh?

Michael Cera

I kinda will refuse to watch this film unless cast Michael Cera as Saitama. He has the sort of charm one would need to play the titular character, and with the likes of Arrested Development, Juno and Superbad under his belt, he certainly has the comedy credentials.

Just imagine a bald Scott Pilgrim. You got it? It’s good, isn’t it?

John Boyega

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP/Shutterstock (10371225dj) John Boyega attends “Go Behind the Scenes with the Walt Disney Studios” press line at the 2019 D23 Expo, in Anaheim, Calif 2019 D23 Expo – Day 2, Anaheim, USA – 24 Aug 2019

You don’t get much nerdier than John. Before you come for me, wielding your lightsaber and destroying my home with your massive Jaegers robots, know that that was fully intended as a compliment.

With his love of anime, no-one would know the role better than John Boyega. And now we just need to find a way to cast Oscar Isaac as 19-year-old cyborg. It’s what the fandom wants.

Timothée Chalamet

We know the dude can act perfectly in pretty much anything; in 2018, he was nominated for his first Oscar, and he made Love The Coopers vaguely watchable, which is not an easy task, my friend.

Not only does the Little Women star have the acting chops, but he also – weirdly – has the looks to take on the roll. Just promise me that the internet won’t straight-up send poo to my door if he lands the roll, and he has to shave off his hair.


It would save Sony a hell of a lot on special effects and make-up.

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