Now it’s official: Netflix is ​​already working on a live-action movie of ‘My Hero Academia’

If you are fans of the manga, surely you have in mind My hero academiawhich since its premiere in 2014 became a real hit in Japan and other parts of the world. The popularity of the story of Deku and company was such that a year later, they decided to adapt it into an anime that is breaking it very hard, since it has fans in all corners of the planet, although very soon we will see this plot in a new format.

The plans to take this story to the big screen have been cooking for a long time, because in 2018, Legendary Entertainment announced that a film was in development live-action based on the work of the Japanese cartoonist, Kōhei Horikoshi. They later confirmed that shinsuke sato– filmmaker who was in charge of the adaptation of Alice in BorderlandI would be the director of this project. But since then we had not heard from the production, until this 2022, because Now it is in development and hand in hand with none other than the streaming giant.

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Hold on, because a live-action movie of ‘My Hero Academia’ produced by Netflix is ​​coming

In accordance with indiewire, Netflix acquired the rights to the film adaptation of My Hero Academia with flesh and blood actors. Although besides that, the platform will also be in charge of distributing this film worldwidewhile the Japanese company Toho, will release it in theaters in the country of origin of the manga. But that’s not all they revealed about it.

According to the same source, Shinsuke Sato continues as director of the film and will work from a script written by Joby Harold. (who has worked on Army of the Dead, Obi Wan Kenobi and recently in Transformers: Rise of the Beasts). Last but not least, Mary Parent and Alex Garcia of Legendary Entertainment will also produce this film adaptation. Until now, This is the only information there is about the project, but the truth is that it looks pretty good.

Netflix is ​​already working on a live-action movie of 'My Hero Academia'
Photo: Toho

To give you an idea of ​​how important it is My Hero Academiabecame one of the best-selling manga series of all time, with approximately 65 million sales worldwide.. The series has also won several Best Manga Awards in Japan, as well as a Harvey Award in the United States. In addition, three animated films have been released but, as you can see? Does the live-action that Netflix is ​​putting together beat you?