Cancelled Movies. Wiki

Since 2000, a live-action Akira film was in the works and was confirmed to be in the works by Katsuhiro and at Warner Brothers in 2002. And since has been in development hell with various directors attached to the project in 2019 it was announced that a new version of the film to be directed by Taika Waititi, with James Gunn attached to write the film. Akira was originally scheduled to be released on May 21, 2021


The plot remains the same as the manga series (mentioned earlier).

Why It Was Cancelled[]

  1. There were concerns of fearing the fact over whitewashing through the film's cast.
  2. The team has trouble trying to set the film outside of Japan due to the story's ties with Japanese history.
  3. The COVID-19 impact affected the film's further overlooking development continuation.
  4. It got pushed back by some other studios too.
  5. The film was delayed too many times.
  6. It was somewhat likely scrapped in favor of Godzilla Vs, Kong.


  • The film was permanently cancelled.
  • Taika Waititi went to direct Thor: Love And Thunder instead.
  • During an interview with Wired, Waititi said that he was not going to give up on making the film happen, however, no updates have emerged to proving he's actually continuing the project.
  • The movie fell apart, and was put in a indefinite hold. With not much hope to actually see this film ever release.