Akira Rides Toward a May 2021 Release

Deadline reports that Warner Bros. has set Taika Watiti’s Akira film for a May 2021 release. This is news I’ve been hoping to hear for a long time. I remember a few years ago when Jaume Collet-Serra was attached to direct an adaptation of the iconic manga, and Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart were attached …

“I Don’t Care; He Killed My Mom”

With each film, Phase 3 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been building steadily to Avengers: Infinity War. Starting with the fracturing of the Avengers in Captain America: Civil War, the newer movies have seen old heroes fall and new heroes rise, with the stakes getting higher as more powerful villains have paved the way …

Why Zack Snyder Should Have Directed Thor: Ragnarok

Thor: Ragnarok is much, much more similar to an 80s B-Movie than I’d expected going in. Conceptually fascinating? Check. Quirky characters? Check. Shoehorned “chosen one” plot? Check. Weird storytelling decisions? Check. Despite being very entertaining, is ultimately disappointing given what could have been? Check. Directed by Taika Waititi, this film promised to be an ambitious and “completely different approach” to the …