JoJo: Son of Jojo, Son of Joffrey, Son-of-a-Bitch, Son Of Jojo-chan!
The most beloved and iconic Japanese martial artist in all of comics has been in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for almost 40 years now, but there’s a new chapter to the beloved character in the upcoming JoJo film.
JoJo No Mori, Jojo’s older brother, joins the cast of the film, which will be directed by Hideaki Anno, the man who created the character of Ryuji Sakamoto.
The film, currently in preproduction, is a joint venture between Anno’s The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky and Marvel Studios.
Jojo: Son- of-a-“Bitch” is set to hit theaters on December 8, 2019.
The film stars Scarlett Johansson, Jessica Alba, Tom Hiddleston, John Leguizamo, Riz Ahmed, Emilia Clarke, and Oscar Isaac.
JoJo No-Mori’s son, Sono, also made his big screen debut in the 2009 Japanese martial arts blockbuster, Joji no Mori, in which he was portrayed by the late Ken Watanabe.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, JoJos character is a powerful samurai who has a penchant for killing other martial artists, especially his brother, and has been known to travel the world to hunt them down and torture them for their blood.
Anno recently said JoJo has “grown up,” but he’s never been the same since JoJo started off as a kid.
“I’m always thinking of him as a little kid,” Anno told The Hollywood News.
“The last time I saw him was when he was a kid, he was very strong, he wasn’t very skinny, and he had these amazing powers.”