Netflix’s previously announced live-action My Hero Academia has just received an update from its scriptwriter, Joby Harold (Army of the Dead). Harold revealed that the film is something he is actively working on and is excited to bring it to fans: Absolutely. That’s what I do and love it. I’m excited to do it and get it out there. That’s a big one. I can say that it’s live-action and I think that’s probably all I can say, but it’s a big deal in my life. I’m really enjoying it. Surprised. It’s a great opportunity and I’m really excited about it.
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 might hint at the plot: My Hero Academia follows Izuku Midoriya (AKA) Deku), a young high school student with an unfortunate flaw: Unlike Like 80% of the world’s population, he has no disabilities. In a world of superpowered schools and larger-than-life heroes, it’s a death sentence for his social life. But when Izuku gets the chance to meet top-ranked hero All Might, he may have the chance to achieve his greatest dream: a spot at the prestigious UA Academy.
In other recent My Hero Academia news, the anime season 7 release date was revealed in a Spring 2024 teaser image. The live-action My Hero Academia joins the anime adaptations Other recent releases include Naruto (Lionsgate), with Netflix leading the way with the critically acclaimed One Piece and the upcoming Yu Yu Hakusho. The live-action My Hero Academia will be adapted from the manga of the same name by Kohei Horikoshi that 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 more than 85 million copies in circulation.
Netflix’s live-action My Hero Academia version currently has no release date.
Source: Collider© Kohei Horikoshi / Shueisha, My Hero Academia Project