Akira is back… with a non Asian playing a guy named Kaneda. All of the complaints, blog posts, and Twitter messaged didn’t change a think for this 90 million dollar movie. Will it be all green screened? Garrett Hedlund of Tron is in talks to play the lead character. But why? The folks at Kotaku sound pissed (Akira), and messing with one of the greatest anime films ever to be made this way is just crappy. This is yet another example of “conservative casting”, a plague that’s happening these days in your favorite film industry.
That’s Garrett Hedlund with his Akira pants