“This is a bad idea”: Fans are Terrified New Naruto Live Action Movie Will be a White-Washed Mess Like $169M Scarlett Johansson Bomb

Naruto may not be in safe hands after live-action adaptation gets greenlit

fans are terrified new naruto live action movie will be a white-washed mess like $169m scarlett johansson bomb


  • Naruto is set to get a live-action adaption following the success of One Piece.
  • Things may not be looking so fine and dandy if Hollywood chooses to whitewash the entire story much like Scarlett Johansson's Ghost in the Shell.
  • Fans have since been making the most interestingly concerning casting choices.
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After One Piece, it would seem that Naruto too has found itself in the depths of the live-action pool. The success that followed Eiichiro Oda’s work turned into a live-action series that brought about even greater fame to an already epic series. Although the series was a massive success, the same cannot be said for many, many other works. Disney holds the greatest example for that as well.

naruto uzumaki as hokage in Boruto

With the way things are going, keeping hope regarding whether or not a series would be good hangs by a thread of optimism and pessimism. Balance is imperative when it comes to ideas both original and adaptive. In this scenario, another contender that rises is that of Naruto. Masashi Kishimoto’s work also eyes a live-action adaptation. One that could either be really good or terribly bad.

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Naruto Could Suffer Greatly

Naruto much like One Piece, is also in the path of getting a live-action adaptation. Masashi Kishimoto’s work will soon be turned into a possible masterpiece that can perhaps mesmerize the audience in ways unimaginable to many. Despite all the doubts that came with Eiichiro Oda’s work, the ultimate series was a massive hit keeping in mind the essence of the show despite who was cast. However, the same cannot be said for Naruto.


A masterpiece such as that of the series may turn to dust if it becomes a victim of something that is far too common in the world of Hollywood, whitewashing. Whether it is purely for the purpose of humor or in a literal sense, it would seem that fan casting for the movie has already begun. Although not a series, a movie is in the works with Lionsgate and Tasha Huo, as per Variety, as a screenwriter for the same. However, the chances of its success would be slim if iconic characters get completely whitewashed in the depths of Hollywood. Something similar took place with Scarlett Johansson’s Ghost in the Shell.

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Tom Holland is the New Naruto?

Tom Holland in a still from Spider-Man: Homecoming
Tom Holland in a still from Spider-Man: Homecoming

Fans have been divided in the thoughts of whether a live-action movie is a good idea or a bad idea. Many wish to have this idea entirely scrapped while others are looking forward to it. At the same time, there are people continuously trolling the upcoming film with some of the most absurd casting choices. One being, Billie Eilish as Orochimaru.



Many are even rooting for Tom Holland to take over the titular role. Whether this is in jest or all seriousness, it is concerning nonetheless. Many are even casting Scarlett Johansson to take up the role of Sakura. With Mark Zuckerberg as a potential candidate in the eyes of some fans, the fate of this movie looks to be hanging by a thread.

Also Read: Blue Eye Samurai Paid a Subtle Homage to One of Naruto’s Greatest Heroes in an Epic Scene

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An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is an Assistant Content Lead for FandomWire. She has rich experience in critically analyzing all that is said in between the lines. Hopelessly obsessed with Greek Mythology, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in English. Adya has written over 1300 articles on various topics expressing her passion and love for all things entertainment.