The world of Netflix’s Grand Line is getting a whole lot bigger with the announcement that the actor jean henry will play one of the army members who are the definition of “frenemies” for Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates in one piece.
With Netflix’s version of One Piece currently in production and apparently filming the first adventures of the Straw Hats as Luffy tried to assemble a team of some of the world’s best swordsmen, the upcoming TV series is apparently sticking to the source material with some of his character choices within the East Blue Saga.
Twitter User One Piece Live Action News was able to capture a now-deleted Instagram post from Jean Henry confirming that the young actor will indeed be a part of Netflix’s live-action adaptation, bringing the character of “Double Ironfist” Fullbody to life for the first time in the medium.
“Double Ironfist” Fullbody is a Marine Lieutenant within the Army and while he doesn’t have Devil Fruit abilities to rely on like so many other heroes and villains sailing along the Grand Line, he has managed to hone his fighting skills through the use of wild brass knuckles that he keeps close to his fists.
While they aren’t the central antagonists of the early Straw Hats stories, the military certainly have a presence in the early One Piece chapters, so it’s no surprise to see the likes of Fullbody appearing in this upcoming Netflix live-action.
The current cast that has been revealed for the One Piece live-action adaptation includes Iñaki Godoy as Monkey D. Luffy, Mackenyu as Roronoa Zoro, Emily Rudd as Nami, Jacob Romero Gibson as Usopp, and Taz Skylar as Sanji.
In addition to the main Straw Hats, the series has also revealed Morgan Davies as Koby, Ilia Isorely Paulino as Alvida, Aidan Scott as Helmeppo, Jeff Ward as Buggy, Mckinley Belcher III as Arlong, and Vincent Regan as Garp, to name a few.
As of yet, the series has yet to reveal a release date or footage from the show itself, though there are plenty of anime fans who are more than curious to see what the streaming service has in store.
Previously, The Truth News reported that Netflix’s One Piece confirms Peter Gadiot as Shanks. More characters are expected to be announced soon. Remember that you can catch up with various seasons of One Piece anime on Netflix.