But the reactions to those two projects have been decidedly mixed — as with all things, there's some good and some bad — so it's up to us to dive into those topics and more on this week's episode of "Talk Nerdy to Me."Keep reading for a taste of all the "Nerdy"-ness that awaits you this week!
KStew Approaches "Akira"
News dropped earlier this week that an offer has been made to Stewart to join the cast of "Akira" as Kei, the psychokinetic female lead. It's not necessarily Stewart's casting that has fans so up in arms, but the very nature of the project itself: Gone are the Asian influences of the original "Akira," as Neo-Tokyo is renamed Neo-Manhattan and an all-Japanese cast is turned into an all-white one, among other grievances. "Nerdy" resident fanboy Brian Phares and MTV Geek's Alex Zalben were divided on their feelings on the "Akira" adaptation; find out what they had to say in this week's episode.
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