‘One Punch Man’ Bags’ Fast and Furious’ Director for Live-Action Film

One-Punch Man is one of the most thrilling and batshit crazy action anime out there. What makes the series so insane is its overpowered protagonist Saitama who’s never had an opponent he can go all-out against.

While the running theme of him being the strongest gets a bit dull sometimes, the series somehow comes back with a storyline that entices us.

This is how the franchise gained a loyal fan base who’s been desperately waiting for another season. Sorry to break your heart, but this news isn’t about that.

Sony’s One Punch Man Hollywood live-action film has revealed Justin Lin as the director. Yes, it’s the same Justin Lin behind the Fast and Furious movies.


Sony got the adaptation rights from Shueisha in April 2020 and assigned Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner to pen the script. Rosenberg and Pinkner are also the masterminds behind the 2017 and 2019 Jumanji films and the 2018 Venom film.

Now that they have finalized a director with loads of experience in the action genre, I guess we can say that the movie is in good hands. The production will start by the end of 2022, and we can soon expect some great trailers and visuals next year.

'One Punch Man' Bags' Fast and Furious' Director for Live-Action Film
One Punch Man (COVER) | Source: Crunchyroll

At this point, I wouldn’t be surprised if they cast Vin Diesel as Saitama or Dwayne Johnson if they want to get a bit freaky with the characters and include tons of references. Imagine Saitama going ‘…because you’re family’ after beating Genos to a pulp during training.

Since three well-known names from the action world of Hollywood are working on the film, I’m sure they’ll come up with something great.

I just hope the plot and acting don’t make us all cringe like every other Hollywood live-action adaptation of anime and manga has done.

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About One Punch Man

One-Punch Man is a Japanese superhero webcomic created by the artist One in early 2009. It has a manga adaptation illustrated by Yusuke Murata, as well as an anime adaptation. Following its publication, the webcomic quickly went viral, surpassing 7.9 million hits in June 2012.

On an unnamed Earth-like supercontinent planet, powerful monsters and villains have been wreaking havoc in the cities. To combat them, the world’s government created a Hero Association that employs superheroes to stop them. The heroes are ranked from Class C to Class S.

Saitama, an unassociated hero, hails from the metropolis of City-Z and performs heroic deeds for his own entertainment. He has trained himself to the point where he broke his “limit” and can effortlessly defeat any opponent with a single punch while slaying monsters the same way. But he is now bored with his omnipotence and frustrated by sensing he lacks a challenge.

Source: Deadline


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