The Japanese-American actor George Takei (Mr. Sulu from Star Trek) voiced his dislike of casting non-Asian actors in the upcoming Akira movie. He tweeted an online protest petition protesting with the tag line “epic fail.” To the anime community, Akira is an iconic movie and tampering with the characters is viewed as sacrileges. Robert Pattinson, Chris Pine, Justin Timberlake, and Andrew Garfield have been considered for roles. Source: CinemaBlend