The live-action remake of the manga and anime classic Akira has been in various stages of development over the past decade, but it doesn’t seem to be getting any closer to happening. Most recently, Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi has been attached to write and direct the movie. But in a new interview, Waititi suggests that the movie is likely to be made without him.
Speaking to Variety, Waititi explained that delays to Akira meant that it ended up potentially clashing with work on his upcoming Marvel sequel, Thor: Love and Thunder. “The whole thing went on hold,” he said. “We had to keep pushing the dates, and it encroached on the Thor dates, which were immovable. So Akira ended up shifting two years down the track.”
Waititi went on to say that Akira was now so far off that he no longer knew if he would be still be involved. “So I’m not sure if even in two years I’d be–I don’t know what I’m doing in f***ing two days,” he said. “I think eventually it will happen. I’m just not sure if I’ll be doing it.”
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