A possible cast list for Netflix’s live-action film My Hero Academia has surfaced online.
As detailed on Anime Senpai, Netflix confirmed last year that it would be releasing a live-action film adaptation of My Hero Academia. The initial announcement revealed Joby Harold (Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Flash (2023)) as the screenwriter and Shinsuke Sato (Death Note: Light Up the New World) as the Director and Executive Producer. The company has been gone for a few months and has yet to confirm further details about the project. Recently, a cast list for the film appeared on IMDB, but most of it has now been deleted, leaving only Leon Masuda as Ochaco and Taylor Paige as Rumi Usagiyama. An anime-focused Twitter account called TOKANIM (or Tokanim_FR) introduced the culled cast selections to followers. Another Twitter account called MyTimeToShineHello also reported that the series My Hero Academia has been changed to a series for Netflix.
An Introduction to the Live-Action Cast that is said to be of My Hero Academia
TOKANIM’s list shows choices for the main character, Izuku Midoriya, or ‘Deku’, along with Ida, Bakugo, Shoto, and Ochaco. David Mazouz, who is best known for playing Bruce Wayne in the Gotham series, was cast as Deku Issac Hempstead, who starred in both Game of Thrones and The Awakening (2011), supposedly playing Ida. Jace Norman, star of Nickelodeon’s Henry Danger comedy series, is reportedly set to play Bakugo. Graham Verchere, known for his roles in Stargirl (2010) and The Good Doctor, is expected to play Shoto. Isabel Gameros, who is rumored to be Ochaco’s pick, is known for her role in the miniseries Florida Man. While it’s not clear why most of these actors have been removed from IMDB, some speculate that Netflix is considering re-casting after a wave of backlash from MHA fans led to the non-human actors. Japan was cast as the classic Japanese characters.
Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia manga launched in Weekly Shonen Jump in July 2014. The series takes place in a world where most humans are born with inherent abilities called Quirks, which they possess. can be used for good or bad purposes. Izuku Midoriya dreams of one day becoming a Hero, even though he was born with no abilities. While attending the prestigious UA High School, Izuku’s earnest desire to protect humanity caught the eye of the world-famous hero, All Might, who protected the boy and bestowed upon him. He has a special Quirk known as “One for All”.
My Hero Academia has amassed a huge following since its launch, with over 85 million copies in circulation worldwide. BONES adapted the manga into an anime in April 2016, covering six seasons to date. My Hero Academia Season 7 is currently in production and is expected to include both the UA Traitor Arc and the Ultimate War Arc. BONES recently revealed a short trailer to commemorate the announcement, which featured a stoic-looking Deku wearing a scarf gifted to him by Gran Torino, All Might’s former teacher and mentor.
Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia manga is now available on VIZ. The anime adaptation of BONES is available on Hulu.
Source: Twitter, via Anime Senpai