The road to the Hollywood adaptation of popular anime Ghost in the Shell hasn't been without its bumps, with many in the West decrying the casting of Scarlett Johansson as Motoko Kusanagi being a case of whitewashing. Deterred by that criticism or not, many have been looking forward to seeing how the universe and characters of the series will be portrayed, and now an apparent leak has given us a glimpse of the cast.

While the photos themselves are unconfirmed, bigger outlets are running with them, and they seem to be in sync with previously leaked photos of filming on location. Here's a side by side presentation of the photos that have surfaced along with the characters in the anime they correspond to.

Batou (Pilou Asbæk)


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Togusa (Chin Han)


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Ishikawa (Lasarus Ratuere)


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Aramaki (Takeshi Kitano or "Beat" Takeshi)


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Saito (Yutaka Izumihara)


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Boma (Tawanda Manyimo)


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Motoko Kusanagi (Scarlett Johansson)


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By - grape Japan editorial staff.