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Justin Lin Will Direct Live-Action One-Punch Man Movie

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A live-action movie of the popular anime and manga series One-Punch Man is in development in Hollywood, and Justin Lin of the Fast and Furious movies will be the director. Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner, who previously wrote for Venom, will collaborate once more in order to script the One-Punch Man movie. [Thanks, Deadline!]

News of a live-action One-Punch Man film first came out in 2020. However, at the time, we only knew the producers and the writers. Arad Productions (Venom, Iron Man) will produce the film. Lin had announced in April 2022 that he would step down as director for Fast X but would remain as a producer. This would be his next project after that. Though there is no confirmation that there will be more than one One-Punch Man film, Deadline repeatedly used the word ‘franchise’ for One-Punch Man. This implies that there may be more after this upcoming movie.

One-Punch Man started out as a webcomic by ONE, who also penned Mob Psycho 100. While Mob Psycho 100 remained a comic that ONE both drew and wrote for, Yusuke Murata became the illustrator for another version of the One-Punch Mancomic. It follows the story of Saitama, who is so powerful he wins all of his battles with a single punch. Because of this, he feels bored of his strength, though his life changes after he becomes the unwilling mentor to Genos, an android teenager.

The Hollywood live-action movie of One-Punch Man is in development.

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