Akira Movie Is Officially Removed from Warner Bros. Release Slate

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Akira Movie Is Officially Removed from Warner Bros. Release Slate
Those hoping to someday see the world of Akira brought to the big screen in live-action will need to wait a whole lot longer, as Warner Bros. has removed the project from its release schedule entirely. The studio recently did some shifting with its release date calendar, firming up its plans for 2020 and 2021. Originally, Akira was supposed to arrive in time for summer 2021. That's no longer the case.

Warner Bros. has set The Matrix 4 to arrive on May 21, 2021, which had been the date set aside for the Akira live-action remake. Instead, it will go to one of the most successful franchises in the studio's long history. As for the adaptation of the beloved manga, Taika Waititi is still on board to direct. The idea had been for him to helm Akira before moving onto Thor: Love and Thunder at Marvel. However, the production schedules got pushed a little too
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