Earlier this year, Netflix announced that they were working on a live-action My Hero Academia movie, which would be based on the manga series. In addition to this, they have also secured the anime license for the series from Japan. These projects are a great way to tap into a large fan base, and hopefully, attract new customers away from the competition.
According to reports, the movie will follow the story of Izuku Midoriya, a boy who is born without a quirk. While he doesn’t have any special powers, he still dreams of becoming a hero. Izuku enrolls in a school for fledgling heroes. There, he meets All Might, a hero idol. Eventually, All Might decides that Izuku is his successor. The plot will be similar to the anime storyline.
For those who are not familiar with the series, “My Hero Academia” is set in a world where the majority of the population has developed special abilities known as “quirks”. The story follows a young boy named Izuku Midoriya, who is born without a quirk but dreams of becoming a hero. With the help of the world’s greatest hero, All Might, Midoriya sets out on a journey to become the world’s next symbol of peace.
The live-action movie will reportedly stay true to the original story and feature many of the beloved characters from the series, including Midoriya, All Might, and the members of the hero class at U.A. High School.
Who is producing the Live-Action My Hero Academia Movie?
The live-action My Hero Academia Movie is slated for release globally on Netflix. Legendary Entertainment will produce the film, which will be directed by Shinsuke Sato. Additionally, Joby Harold will be writing the script for the adaptation. He has previously written the screenplay for Obi-Wan Kenobi, Army of the Dead, and Robin Hood. In addition, Legendary’s Mary Parent will be producing the film.
The movie will also be distributed by Toho Co.Ltd. and Toho will release the film in Japanese theaters. This is not the first time that an anime/manga property has made the leap to live-action. For example, Netflix released a live-action version of Death Note in 2017.
In addition, they are currently developing a live-action television series based on the manga One Piece. These projects have all been met with mixed reactions, and while there are some great titles coming to Netflix, they’re not always a sure thing.
The My Hero Academia manga was initially published in 2014. The first season of the anime was released in 2016. Since then, the series has continued to run, and the sixth season is already underway.
The franchise has sold over 65 million copies worldwide, making it a smash hit. In addition to the anime, My Hero Academia is now streaming on Netflix and Hulu in the United States, and Starz in the UK. The show has gained a large following and is now in its sixth season.
While the release date has not yet been confirmed, it is likely that My Hero Academia will get a theatrical release in Japan. As a result, fans may want to get involved with casting the film. They can do so through MyCast, which allows fans to cast their favorite characters. While the casting of Izuku isn’t set, a number of potential candidates are on the list for My Hero Academia Movie, including Jack Dylan Grazer and Tom Holland.
Fans of the series are understandably excited about the prospect of a live-action “My Hero Academia” movie, and many are eagerly awaiting further details about the project. It is currently unknown who will be cast in the movie or when it is set to release, but fans can rest assured that Netflix is committed to bringing the world of “My Hero Academia” to life in a way that stays true to the original story.
Masab Farooque is a Tech Geek, Writer, and Founder at The Panther Tech. He is also a lead game developer at 10StaticStudios.
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