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Video: Ghost In The Shell 2: Is A Sequel Planned?
The source material of "Ghost in the Shell" is a popular sci-fi manga with in-depth questions about technology, the concept of soul and identity. The anime versions based on it (both in film and in series) are also very popular. When a real game film was announced, the anticipation was great - the pressure not to disappoint the fans, however.
In fact, the result was disappointing in many ways. "Ghost in the Shell" had to accept allegations of whitewashing, because Scarlett Johansson was cast as an originally Japanese character. Above all, fans of the template criticized the film's own identity, and critics noted that "Ghost in the Shell" was visually excellent, but the content was terrifyingly empty. This negative reception is also noticeable at the box office: "Ghost in the Shell" grossed just under $ 170 million on a budget of $ 110 million (excluding marketing). Any thoughts about a sequel have been eliminated because of the devastating criticism and the disastrous box office result.
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"Ghost in the Shell 2": Netflix series instead of sequel
“Ghost in the Shell” fans have to settle for the inadequate real film version of 2017 - at least as far as feature films are concerned. Anime fans, on the other hand, can look forward to a new "Ghost in the Shell" series, which is scheduled to appear on Netflix in 2020. The visually impressive cyberpunk adventures have not yet come to an end. And given the continued popularity of the template, a real-film reboot will certainly not be completely ruled out in the future.
Do you want to know in which order you should look at the "Ghost in the Shell" series? You can find all the information here in our overview article.