Live-Action Akira Movie Further Postponed for Matrix 4

The live-action Akira movie has had it’s release date entirely removed, with Matrix 4 taking its place.

Hollywood Reporter reports that the as of yet untitled Matrix film (tentitively dubbed Matrix 4) will premier May 21st, 2021. While Akira was set to release on that date, it has now been “undated” with no date at all.

The director Taika Waititi is also working on Thor: Love and Thunder, so it may be that either the project has been halted until Taika has finished his work on that film, or Waititi is no longer working on Akira.

The former is more likely, as even though the film was once postponed indefinitely, it was later announced by Waititi that while he was working on Thor: Love and Thunder, the film was still getting made.

It seems this may still be the case, though the delay is no less quizzical. Hollywood Reporter states that Matrix 4 will now release the same day as John Wick: Chapter 4. Does this mean Warner Bros. have more faith in the Matrix than Akira to topple John Wick?

What do you think? Sound off in the comments below!

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  1. Dom The Elegy
    Dom The Elegy
    January 16, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    One movie absolutely no one needs delayed for another movie absolutely no one needs to go up against a third movie absolutely no one needs. Hollywood sure is magical.

  2. Jack Thompson
    Jack Thompson
    January 16, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Hollywood: Live action Akira delayed again
    Weebs: Hooray!
    Hollywood: To make way for The Matrix 4
    Everyone: Oh no!

  3. SevTheBear
    January 16, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    Pretty sure none of these movies is gonna be any good. Hell, the original Akira animated movie was only half the story from the Manga. And how many has even asked for a Matrix 4?

  4. Mr0303
    January 16, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    The only movie mentioned in the article that I’m mildly interested in is John Wick 4. Chapter 3 was somewhat disappointing, so hopefully things will be a bit better in the next movie.

  5. Musou Tensei the Unchangeable
    Musou Tensei the Unchangeable
    January 16, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    I want neither.

  6. heavensfeel
    January 16, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    I think that Akira is too Japanese/teenager-ey for Hollyweird to wrap their heads around.