We’re anxiously awaiting any news for the upcoming live-action One Piece series currently in development for Netflix. So, when a One Piece Day live-stream event was teased, we were quite excited to see what we might see from the upcoming series. While the 5+ hour stream wasn’t full of any major reveals, we did get one little nugget of news and that is the official casting of Colton Osorio in the role of young Luffy.
The young actor will take on the role of the future Pirate King during the flashback sequences, which will likely also be the moments we see Peter Gadiot‘s Shanks in action. It’s unclear just how big his role might be in the series, especially with the uncertainty of how much time will be spent on flashbacks, but it’s great to finally know who will take on the role and that they aren’t going to skip on the iconic backstory of how he got his iconic scar under the eye and ended up eating the Gomu Gomu no Mi.
Luffy actor Iñaki Godoy also shared his excitement over the announcement by posting some Instagram stories on his account (as shared via @OP_Netflix_Fan).
It is surprising they wouldn’t announce the rest of the cast that’ll be younger versions of the heroes, especially with how relevant their flashbacks are. Perhaps they are going to announce some more castings in the near future, especially as Netflix has announced a Tudum event in the near future. Without a clear picture of when the project will likely wrap up, we’re still going to have to wait a little longer for more news.