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  • A live action Akira movie has been in development since 2002. 1 / 8

  • And finally got a release date for May 2021, with Taika Waititi directing. 2 / 8

  • However, Waititi is confirmed for Thor 4 first, delaying Akira indefinitely. 3 / 8

  • This spoils Akira's perfect 2021 release date. 4 / 8

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  • Akira's story includes the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and the real 2020 games are also in Tokyo. 5 / 8

    Neo-Tokyo in Akira anime adaptation
  • A 2021 release would've allowed Akira to capitalize on the Olympics, but without causing controversy. 6 / 8

    Kaneda on the cover of Akira manga
  • However, the project will now be delayed and miss that wave of Olympic buzz. 7 / 8

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