Recently, it was announced that Dreamworks would be creating a live-action version of popular anime, Ghost in the Shell. This anime has amassed quite a large following over the past decade, and when it was announced that Avengers and Lucy star, Scarlett Johansson, would be playing Major Motoko Kusanagi, fans were none too pleased. Fearing that Hollywood was "white-washing" Ghost in the Shell, it was suggested by many that Pacific Rim star Rinko Kikuchi would be a better choice for the role of Kusanagi. Since none of the fans' pleas have seen to go through as of yet, a petition has been started in hopes of ousting Johansson from her part in the Ghost in the Shell film.
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