‘Cowboy Bebop’, ‘One Piece’ and now ‘My Hero Academia’: Netflix takes over the rights to its live action version

The screenwriter of ‘Army of the Dead’ and ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’, Joby Harold, will be in charge of writing the script for the film.

In October 2018, Legendary Entertainment broke the news that it was going to adapt My Hero Academia as an English-language live-action film. Although the project seemed paralyzed, this 2022 it came to light that Shinsuke Sato, director of other live action adaptations of other anime such as Bleach or Kingdom, would be in charge of directing this ambitious project.

Now, according to reports The Hollywood Reporterit has been announced that Netflix will be in charge of issuing the live action version of My Hero Academia with Joby Harold as a screenwriterthe same one behind other ambitious projects such as Army of the Dead, King Arthur: The Legend of Excalibur and Obi-Wan Kenobi, in addition to serving as executive producer of titles such as RObin Hood: Outlaw, Hero, LegendJohn Wick: Chapter 3- Parabellum or Edge of Tomorrow with Emily Blunt and Tom Cruise.

The story will revolve around Izuku Midoriya, also known as Deku, who is born without any abilities, unlike the others. He has always dreamed of being a superhero, although being a mere human among great superheroes is quite complicated. Until he one day meets the legendary All Might, an encounter that will make his life change radically.

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The main cast of the live-action film has yet to be announced. My Hero Academia, but it is expected to attract a large number of Japanese-American actors. Toho Co. Ltd will be the is in charge of distributing the films in theaters in Japan.

This is not the last time that Netflix tries to adapt an anime to live action. In 2017 he tried Death Note with Nat Wolff as the lead playing Light Turner. Anime fans dismissed it as the worst of that year. In 2021, the streaming platform premiered the Cowboy Bebop live-action series, canceling it a few months later. But there is still One Piece, which is expected to be released sometime in 2023 and many fans have their hopes pinned on its original creator, Eiichiro Oda, being involved.