One Piece is one of the most successful manga series of all time. Debuting in 1997, It has grossed over $21 billion in revenue across various products. Things don’t seem to be slowing down, for the beloved franchise. Netflix has announced a live-action series based on the manga, and fans are trembling with anticipation! The production company behind the project is Tomorrow Studios and things are being finalized. We take a look at Hollywood stars who we think should be in the series.
1. John Cena As Arlong
We begin with the bad guys and with the biggest baddie of them all, Arlong. Now, Arlong deserves to be played by someone equally intimidating. His impressive physique needs to be portrayed as it is. We landed on John Cena, one of the most popular Professional wrestlers out there. John Cena has an amazing body, fit to play the role of the brute. Cena has been busy with his acting career as of late, starring in multiple films. He brings not only his amazing physique but also his acting skills to the table. All in all, he is a perfect fit to play the part of Arlong.
2. Zac Efron As Zoro
Zac Efron has great action hero potential, and the same could be utilized here as well. He would fit well for the roe of the Straw Hats Swordsman – Zoro. Efron has played eccentric over-the-top characters before and would thus do full justice to the character of Zoro. Zoro has one of the goofiest characters in the series, and Efron’s personality would gel well with the role. Zoro’s green hair would suit Efron, and look good o him. Finally, Efron has the body of a swordsman and can play the part well.
3. Zendaya As Vivi
Zendaya has an impressive resume. She has played varied characters and roles and has proven herself. She is quite talented and has a knack for dressing well, too. Furthermore, she has been in many stellar movies, be it those from the Disney Channel to Spider-Man and so forth. Besides, she fits into all sorts of costumes and does a good job. Vivi is a princess and is an over-the-top energetic character which Zandaya can play very well! Her past record and roles are a testament to this fact.
4. Naomi Scott As Nami
Naomi Scott is a talented actress and has played all kinds of roles in her career. Her expressions and acting ability make her a solid match to play the role of Nami. Naomi has the ability to express the full range of emotions and can handle the character of Nami quite well. We believe she would be a good addition to the cast of One Piece Live Action.
5. Sebastian Stan As Shanks
The character of Shanks is quite important. Further, his is a strong personality and requires another heady person to play him. Sebastian Stan seems to fit the role naturally. His demeanor and acting skills are up to match and would play the part well. Shanks is a red-haired pirate and arguably the coolest pirate of them all. This is why he needs an equally cool and awesome star to play him in the series, and Sebastian Stan is just that!
6. Florence Pugh As Nico Robin
Now, Nico Robin is the most level-headed of all characters in the series and doesn’t show emotion often. Her role, admittedly, is quite tricky. This is why Florence Pugh is best suited to play her part. Florence has a calm and Stoic personality and is a natural fit for Robin’s character. Furthermore, her voice is quite calming and goes well with the overall character. Finally, she looks beautiful in black hair!