A major update has been released regarding Netflix’s upcoming live-action My Hero Academia movie.
IMDB currently lists Joby Harold as a writer for My Hero Academia alongside franchise creator Kohei Horikoshi. In a recent interview with Collider, Harold stated that he will indeed make a live-action adaptation of the popular manga. “It’s something I’m doing and I love it,” the writer said. I’m excited to make it and bring it to market. It’s a big job.” While Harold doesn’t directly cite the upcoming Netflix film, it’s relatively safe to assume this is a project he’s working on, as it’s the only known live-action MHA production is under production. “I can say that this is a live-action version and I think that’s probably all I can say,” Harold explained. “But it’s a big deal in my life.”
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Harold has previously written scripts for several major Hollywood films and television shows. He helped craft the story for Andy Muschietti’s 2023 Flash movie, which is important considering the inspiration MHA took from American comic book heroes. The Flash 2023 revolves around Barry Allen going back in time to prevent his mother’s death, but ends up trapped in an alternate reality ruled by General Zod. Harold’s other major writing projects include Army of the Dead (2021), Obi Wan-Kenobi (2022), and Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2023).
MHA fans will also be delighted to learn that BONES, the studio behind the popular anime adaptation of the series, recently announced a spring 2024 release window for My Hero Academia Season 7. A few days After this information was leaked on social networks, Weekly Shonen Jump released its latest issue, which confirmed the legitimacy of the leak. Season 7 begins immediately after the Paranormal Liberation War, with Deku and his allies setting out to track down Shigaraki and other escaped members of the League of Villains.
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Since Netflix’s My Hero Academia adaptation is still in the early stages of production, it’s unclear when it will appear on the popular streaming service. Meanwhile, BONES is also producing the fourth anime season of My Hero Academia along with Season 7. This news excited Horikoshi, who explained that it reminded him of the Dragon Ball movies that came out every year in my youth. Toho Animation released a short teaser for the film earlier this year but has yet to reveal a release date.
The My Hero Academia anime is currently available to stream on Hulu and Crunchyroll. Kohei Horikoshi’s popular manga series is available in English on VIZ Media.
Source: IMDB, Collider