Following Ghost of Tsushima’s critical and commercial success last year, it seemed logical that Sony would greenlight a sequel in quick order. Sequels are part and parcel with the games industry, after all. What certainly did catch us off-guard, though, is the franchises’ recently announced expansion to the big screen.
In the midst of such a quiet period in the games industry, it’s a welcome surprise that has us dreaming about returning to the beautiful island of Tsushima. It’s going to be fascinating to see what sort of aesthetic and visual flair the production takes given that Ghost of Tsushima was heavily inspired by classic Akira Kurosawa samurai films.
But film productions largely live and die by the skill of the talented actors who bring their characters to life, and none will be more important than Ghost of Tsushima’s main protagonist, Jin. Here we’re going to run through five actors we think would be perfect for the role.
Editor’s note: We’re assuming that Ghost of Tsushima will be written, casted, and shot for western audiences, and so we have selected actors whose performances are typically spoken in English.
We could hardly kick this list off in any other way than by naming Daisuke Tsuji as our top pick for the role of Jin. Tsuji is, after all, both the likeness and voice of Jin in Ghost of Tsushima. And beyond merely being familiar to fans of the game, he did an absolutely fantastic job of portraying the character.
Beyond Tsuji’s talents as a voice actor, he’s also performed a number of notable on-screen roles, too, including the Crown Prince in Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle, as well as Yoshi Takatsu in the acclaimed comedy show Brockmire. He’s surely got to be the first choice for the producers of Ghost of Tsushima, too, right?
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