My Hero Academia Live-Action Movie Heads To Netflix
The upcoming My Hero Academia live-action movie found its home on Netflix with Obi-Wan Kenobi writer to pen its screenplay.
The My Hero Academia live-action movie will be on the growing list of Netflix collections of anime and manga adaptations. The said series shall be in collaboration with Legendary Entertainment, with Mary Parent and Alex Garcia at the helm of producing.
Meanwhile, Japanese filmmaker Shinsuke Sato who once took charge of Alice in Borderland, has been chosen to direct this movie. Sato served as the director behind Japanese live-action heavyweights like Bleach, Inuyashiki, Kingdom, and Gantz.
The My Hero Academia live-action movie will be set in a universe with superheroes having special abilities. These abilities are dubbed “Quirks.” The story follows the story of Izuku Midoriya, born quirk-less but still dreams of becoming a superhero.
A pro-hero called All Might, or Toshinori Yagi, takes an interest in the boy’s potential and enrolls him in a school for training superheroes. Midoriya, now called “Deku,” embarks on a quest to become the greatest hero of all as he attends U.A. High School.
A manga series created by Kōhei Horikoshi, My Hero Academia was published in the Weekly Shōnen Jump magazine. It is also currently one of the most popular fiction in Japan, mostly because of its franchise. The manga has, in fact, over 65 million copies in circulation as of January 2022.
The sixth season of the anime premiered in October 2022 and is about to reach the end of its first cour.
Get to Know the Writer for My Hero Academia Live-Action Movie
Serving as the creative force behind titles like the Disney+ series’ Obi-Wan Kenobi and Netflix’s Army of the Dead, Joby Harold will lead the writing for the upcoming live-action movie. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Joby Harold will be taking on the new responsibility of writing a screenplay for My Hero Academia’s live-action movie. Aside from being the screenwriter for the said movie, Harold is also currently writing the script for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.
The English screenwriter manages Safehouse Pictures, which has produced several projects in the past before. This includes Michael B. Jordan’s The Liberators, Ridley Scott’s Battle of Britain for Ridley Scott, and Patricia Arquette’s directorial debut Love Canal.
Harold’s first stint in writing the script for the live-action adaptation of the anime would be his first. While he has worked with media giants and successful franchises in the past, it will be interesting to see what he’ll do with the live-action film.
What Do We Know So Far about My Hero Academia Live-Action Movie?
As of this writing, there is no word yet as to who will portray the main characters in My Hero Academia live-action movie. Fans speculate that this will attract many Japanese-American actors to be the cast. Hopefully, the casting will stick to the origins of the anime and not be another version of 2009’s Dragonball Evolution.
Toho Co. Ltd will be distributing the My Hero Academia live-action movie in Japan, while Netflix will distribute the film in other parts of the globe.
Previously, Netflix has already adapted Death Note and Cowboy Beebop. However, Netflix has canceled the latter after only one season. Other live-action adaptations like One Piece and Yuyu Hakusho are currently in the works. This means there will be more expectations for live-action manga and anime adaptations in the coming years.
No other details are available for the target release date for the My Hero Academia live-action movie. But given that the adaptation just found its writer, the show will likely hit the streamer in 2-3 years. Hopefully, Netflix will reveal a full set of the cast and the movie’s plot by next year.
The sixth season of My Hero Academia is not streaming on Netflix.
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