We've already seen a trailer for the live-action Jojo's Bizarre Adventure movie. We've seen the outfits. We know what they look like. But what people really want to see are the Stands.
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What is a Stand? Here's the Jojo Wikia:
The Stand (スタンド Sutando?) is a supernatural power unique to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.
A Stand is an entity psychically generated by its proprietor, generally referred to as a Stand User (スタンド使い Sutando Tsukai). It is viewed as a physical manifestation of the User's fighting spirit. A Stand generally presents itself as a figure hovering near the user and possesses abilities beyond that of an ordinary human, which, depending on the Stand User, can be wielded for good or for evil.
They are a key part of Jojo lore. Yet, in the trailer, there aren't any Stands.
See? No Stands!
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What we do see is purple fog and screen text describing what kind of power it is. This has Jojo fans confused and concerned.
Trailer for the jojo movie: https://t.co/Jnloyn8bwa So I guess they're just not gonna show stands at all.
— Justin Epperson (@sprsk) April 27, 2017
I don't trust live action JoJo whatsoever until I see a Stand in action
— Diana Soreil @Fanime (@silencedrowns) April 27, 2017
Howling at the idea of the JoJo live action movie having Stands be completely invisible the entire time.
— Prostate Puncher (@DeathReveals) April 26, 2017
Mmmm that new Jojo trailer, but i cant see the stands
— Becky Mangoes (@Clmangoes) April 26, 2017
Live-action JOJO film actually looks great.
Where the stands at tho pic.twitter.com/Jwxvs5NaAq
— C.J. Love (@BlueSphere798) April 27, 2017
May I ask why none of the Jojo movie trailers aren't showing stands?
— Lexia V. (@DetectiveLexia) April 26, 2017
theyre not gonna show stands in the jojo live action bc only stand users can see stands & the audience arent stand users.
— Stepho (@cieltbh) April 27, 2017
Actually... where are the stands in that new trailer of the live action Jojo movie????
SHOW ME THE STANDOSSSSSS
— Diana (OuO)/ (@hybridshadowz) April 27, 2017
@NuckyAintSHIT And Jojo is great as an anime, but all the trailers have yet to show the CGI stands (which they will need and prob look cheap as fuck)
— Dr.Mantis Toboggan (@Rdrjs) April 27, 2017
like no offence but whats the point of a jojo movie if there arent any stands lmao way to piss off more the (jpn) audience
fans: man cant wait for em to fuck up how the stands look like
jojo movie: cant fuck up stands CGI if theres no stands pic.twitter.com/X7Z87hyApP
JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Diamond Is Unbreakable opens this August in Japan. No word yet on an international release. Or, you know, Stands.