Taika Waititi Directing “Thor 4,” Akira Live-Action To Be Put On Hold

I have some good news, and some bad news.

According to THR, Taika Waititi has come to an agreement with Marvel Studios to write and direct a sequel to Thor: Ragnarok. This comes with no surprise, as the aforementioned Thor movie was a critical and financial success, earning $854 million dollars at the worldwide boxoffice, and a whopping 93% on Rotten Tomatoes.

But not everything in this life comes easy at us, my fellow cinephiles.

The deal between Marvel and Waititi, along with script development concerns by Warner Bros., means that the Akira live-action film will be put on an indefinite hold.

Although Waititi had been testing actors for his interpretation of the manga, the two projects production dates were starting to collide. This and the fact that there were concerns about the development of the script meant that, at least for now, the production of Akira is on hold.

What do you think, friends?

Are you happy Waititi is directing another Thor movie, or would prefer a new type of movie on his resume?

Let me know @luisdnavas

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