Ragnarok Director Would Cast Asian Actors For Akira Movie — Thor

Ragnarok Director Would Cast Asian Actors For Akira Movie — Thor

"Yeah, I'd probably want to take it a bit back more towards the books".

Thor: Ragnarok is in cinemas November 3.

Kiwi actor Karl Urban is looking extremely suave in his suit on his way to watch the film, no doubt in a limousine.

Casting directors had previously recruited Garett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart to take on lead roles in the big screen adaptation of Akira back in 2011, before that production fell apart, but if Waititi does agree to take charge of the live-action shoot, he won't be whitewashing the characters - and he would rather his stars be Hollywood newcomers. Specifically, he'd adapt the Akira books instead of remaking the anime, which had to greatly condense the story to fit into a two-hour runtime.

Debuting in 1988 in Young Magazine, Akira is a seminal cyberpunk manga is set in a near-future Neo Tokyo and follows a teenage biker gang member Tetsuo Shima, who becomes embroiled in a mystery involving his leader Shotaro Kaneda, and a series of government experiments designed to harness the human potential for psychic proficiency. "There was, I mean, I was in talks to do that, for sure, and something that I was very passionate about - am passionate about". "And, yeah, so anyway there's been some chats [about him directing it]". Love the movie, but I would not do a remake of the movie. If the box office returns for Thor: Ragnarok end up exceeding expectations, I'd imagine the powers-that-be will try to close that deal quick. Live action anime is also a tricky genre to tackle, and it hasn't fared well in recent times. But as movies like Ghost in the Shell have cast white performers in adaptations of Japanese works, the concern for whitewashing remains prevalent. That's saying nothing about past attempts like The Fist Of The North Star, The Last Airbender and Dragonball: Evolution either.

Akira is still gestating in the bowels of development, but fans can at least take solace in the fact that the wheels are now in motion. It was there the site asked Waititi how he'd approach the film since he has been rumored as a front-running director for the project.

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