Sony Pictures to Make A Live-Action Movie Based on the Popular Anime
‘One Punch Man‘ has to be one of the coolest, funnest and goofiest anime series in recent memory. With only two seasons under its belt, Sony Pictures is bringing the iconic character to life on the big screen!
Who is One Punch Man?
Saitama is plain-looking, mild-mannered superhero with one problem — he can’t seem to find a worthy opponent. Every time he goes up agains a villain, he defeats them simply … with one punch.
In a world full of colorful, eccentric and complicated heroes, Saitama stands apart. He’s boring, doesn’t have a cool costume and doesn’t have an overly complicated backstory. That said, he still remains at the top of the pack when it comes to those capable of saving the world from seemingly unstoppable forces.
Who Should Play the Live-Action Version of One Punch Man?
When it comes to the title role, only one actor came my to mind — Anthony Carrigan.
You may recognize Carrigan from the hit HBO series, Barry, where he plays NoHo Hank. Hank is a Russian gangster with a friendly disposition and hilarious one-liners.
Anthony Carrigan is the perfect actor to portray Saitama based on the look. The actor suffers from alopecia, a disease that causes people to lose all the hair on their body. If you’re familiar with One Punch Man, you’ll know this is exactly what happens to Saitama once he gains his super power!
It’s the only logical choice, plus Carrigan’s great when it comes to playing comedic characters — something a One Punch Man movie will have to embrace in order to faithfully translate over to the big screen!
There have been fan castings for The Rock … but nah. He’s probably too busy with much bigger roles, such as his upcoming Black Adam flick.
Who do you think would be the perfect actor to portray Saitama in the live-action One Punch Man movie?