Is Keanu Reeves 47 Ronin a prequel to Samurai Jack?!

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Have we been fooled all along?
Have we been fooled all along?

By now, most people here have seen (and had mixed feelings about) Keanu's 47 Ronin movie. Which honestly, I loved... but only for one particular reason. The entire time I was watching it, I noticed cues and hints that this indeed could BE a prequel to the cartoon networks all time animation, Samurai Jack!

Let us look at the five main elements that need to be in place for this to be a prequel, and a solid enough foundation to build a Samurai Jack movie.

*Expect lots of spoilers.*

5) A loner samurai

This was easy to notice throughout the movie. He was an outcast because he was looked upon as a demon, having been raised and trained by them. This was also the reason he could fight the way he did, of course.

We see the same in Jack, especially because he was sent to the future. This is a key element in Jack's personality! A solitary samurai.

Fighting magical creatures has become second nature
Fighting magical creatures has become second nature

4) Set in the "science fiction" past

As we saw, it wasn't ancient Japan of Earth... but it was ancient Japan. This gives freedom to write the story respecting today's Japanese tradition, but also gives room for when Jack is sent to the future by Aku to avoid Jack from destroying Aku's plan.

Hints of traditional Armor with fictional additions
Hints of traditional Armor with fictional additions

3) Dark Magic

Dragon lady was alot like Akus minions
Dragon lady was alot like Akus minions

We saw all sorts of shape-shifting magic... kind of the same that ... Aku uses! The Dragon lady herself used the famous shape shifting method of Aku. Which might mean perhaps she is one of his minions. Wait until Aku gets the news of her death! Opening up for the Sequel, Samurai Jack! If we know Samurai Jack's story, we know his father stopped Aku once. But when Aku returned, he killed Jack's family... Could Keanu Reeves be Jack's Father?!

2) Famous Sword that can only harm evil.

Isn't the sword perfect?
Isn't the sword perfect?

In the movie, he got this sword from the demon monks he trained with, and he got it with an entire group of swords. But if you recall, almost all of them were lost in the end... leaving only one. Kai's sword. We also know Jacks sword had the same properties, the ability to hurt only evil!

1) A reason to be send to the future.

There is no better reason for Aku to send Kai (or "Jack" if Kai, is Jack's Father and not Jack) into the future than the fact that he is the only human that fights like a demon, and successfully kill's demons like its child s play, (including shape shifting dragons) with a now one of a kind sword that is powerful enough to make Akus magic powerless! Resulting kai (or Jack) to be the only honorable pure hearted knowledgeable and skilled person to be able to stop Aku when he returns!

Aku vs Jack
Aku vs Jack

What do you guys think? Can we force Hollywood to spill the beans? And is Keanu a good choice to play Samurai Jack? Let me know in the comments..

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Mehdi Ettehadulhagh85 people voted
Do you think 47 Ronin is/will make a good prequel to the Samurai Jack movie?
  • 56
    Hell yes! The actor is perfect, the story is set and introduced, where is my movie?!
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  • 17
    Well, it could, but its best to leave the original story without a prequel
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  • 7
    no way, i hate keanu in this movie, he will never pull of Jack, or Jacks father!
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  • 5
    I have another opinion, and ill write it in the comments!
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