• "Jojo Rabbit" director Taika Waititi is not sure if he's directing the live-action adaptation of the popular Japanese Manga, "Akira"
  • Waititi confirmed last year that he would be directing "Akira" 
  • The 44-year-old said "Aika" was pushed back for two years because of "Thor"

If there's one film fans would love to see in the big screen, it's “Akira.”

Over the years, rumors of a live-action adaptation of the beloved Japanese Manga has been swirling around. Warner Bros., who held the rights to the film since 2002, found it difficult to get the production started.

The same goes with the bunch of directors attached to it. Shortly after Warner Bros acquired the rights, “Blade” director Stephen Norrington was tasked to do “Akira.” By 2008, the chair shifted to short film director Ruairi Robinson and by 2011, it was “House of Wax” director Jaume Collet-Serra.

Taika Waititi
Taika Waititi presents at the Academy Awards on Feb. 9, 2020, in Hollywood, California. ABC/Craig Sjodin

In 2017, “Jojo Rabbit” director Taika Waititi was involved. He initially asserted his plan to cast Asian-American teenagers and even decided to work with lesser-known characters. At the same time, Waititi wanted to adapt the original six-volume manga rather.

Last year, Waititi confirmed that he would be directing “Akira.” He would also be co-writing the film together with Michael Golamco and eyed a May 21, 2021 release date.

Things changed, however, as Waititi is no longer sure that he would be directing the highly anticipate live-action film.

Kotaku detailed Waititi's interview with Variety and mentioned that “Akira” was put on hold and was pushed back for two years because of the “immovable” dates of “Thor.”

On the other hand, the director was also asked if plan was still set after “Thor,” but he replied, “So I'm not sure if even in two years I'd be – I don't even know what I'm doing in f---ing two days.”

Still, Waititi's hopes are high that the world will eventually see a live-action “Akira.” He's just not sure if he's part of it.

“I think eventually it will happen. I'm just not sure if I'll be doing it,” he told Variety.

The 44-year-old Waititi also said that he is open to direct a “Star Wars” movie “if it was right” or any kind movie “if it made sense.”