Netflix is preparing a live-action My Hero Academia movie
Netflix is making yet another live-action anime adaptation, and this time it takes my hero academia. In an advertisement on its sitethe streamer says filmmaker Shinsuke Sato (I am a hero, Kingdom) will serve as director, while Obi Wan Kenobi producer Joby Harold is writing the screenplay.
my hero academia is set in a universe where the majority of humans are born with superpowers – called quirks – and centers on the once quirkless Izuku Midoriya (or Deku). When Midoriya gained super strength from the hero he idolizes the most, All Might, he is accepted into the prestigious UA High School for heroes-in-training. There, encounter other quirk-wielding students while striving to unleash his true strength and come face-to-face with powerful enemies.
It’s still too early to tell who will play Midoriya and some of the other supporting roles, like the gravity-defying Ochaco Uraraka, the fiery Katsuki Bakugo, or the hero All Might. But as is the case with other live-action anime adaptations, the cast can make or break the remake.
my hero academia is set to hit theaters in Japan and will land on Netflix everywhere else, though there’s no word on a release date.