Ken Watanabe Offered the Role of the Colonel in Akira

Posted: November 24, 2011 by tmepost in Movies

By Sean McQuillan
We heard that the role of the Colonel was offered to Gary Oldman, but it looks like they were unable to close the deal. Warner Bros didn’t miss a beat offering the role to Ken Watanabe (Of Inception and Batman Begins). Many fans have been up in arms at the casting of mostly white actors and actresses for the film, so perhaps this is a calculated move. I like to think they’re offering it him because he is amazing. Seriously, go watch The Last Samurai. It’s a great movie, but the cameraman got confused and thought that Tom Cruise was the star.

Team Watanabe!


Good Picture or Best Picture?

Source: TwitchFilms

  1. […] we’ve learned previously Kristen Stewart (Twilight Saga), Garrett Hedlund (Tron Legacy), and Ken Watanabe (Inception)  have all been offered […]

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