Netflix’s My Hero Academia Live-Action Film Writer Answers Whether This is Really Happening: ‘It’s A Big One’
The previously announced My Hero Academia live-action by Netflix just got an update from its screenplay writer, Joby Harold (Army of the Dead). Harold reveals the film is something that he’s actively working on and is super excited to bring it to fans:
Absolutely. It is something I’m working on and loving working on. I’m excited to do it and get it out there. It’s a big one. I can speak to the fact that it is live-action and I think that’s probably all I can speak to, but it’s a big deal in my life. I’m really enjoying it. It’s amazing. It’s an amazing opportunity and I’m really excited about it.
The My Hero Academia live-action will be directed by Shinsuke Sato (Alice in Borderland) and distributed by Toho Co., Ltd. Netflix provided a brief synopsis from last year that may hint at the plot:
My Hero Academia follows Izuku Midoriya (AKA Deku), a young high school student with an unfortunate flaw: Unlike 80% of the world’s population, he has no quirk. In a world of superpowered schools and larger-than-life heroes, it’s a death sentence for his social life. But when Izuku has a chance encounter with top-ranked hero All Might, he might just have a shot at achieving his greatest dream: a spot at the prestigious U.A. Academy.
In other recent My Hero Academia news, the anime’s season 7 release window was revealed in a teaser visual to be Spring 2024. The My Hero Academia live-action joins other recent anime adaptations such as Naruto (Lionsgate), with Netflix leading the way with the critically acclaimed One Piece and the upcoming Yu Yu Hakusho. The My Hero Academia live-action will adapt the manga of the same name by Kohei Horikoshi which has been published in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump since July 2014. The series has published 39 volumes and is licensed in North America by VIZ Media. The series has over 85 million copies in circulation.
The My Hero Academia live-action by Netflix currently has no release date.
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