The live-action adaptation of the 1988 cult smash-hit Akira
has been languishing in development hell for a ridiculously long time. Ever since being announced back in 2002, the new take on Akira
has been passed around to several filmmakers, with the most recent being Jojo Rabbit
director Taika Waititi
. However, due to Waititi tackling Thor: Love and Thunder
over at Marvel, that necessitated that Akira
once again be delayed. Waititi has discussed the movie recently, with his words offering some hope, before adding a dash of disappointment.
"I think eventually it will happen. I'm just not sure if I'll be doing it."
As things currently stand, Taika Waititi has said that Akira is still very much in development, but, sadly, he's not sure if he'll end up being the one to bring it to the big screen. This mixed news came after Waititi had elaborated somewhat on what caused the delay to the much-anticipated live-action Akira