Netflix to work on My Hero Academia live-action movie

Netflix My Hero Academia

Netflix has reportedly joined hands with Legendary Entertainment to produce a live-action adaptation of My Hero Academia. Details have been sparse around the live-action adaptation; Legendary Entertainment bought the film rights for the series back in 2018 and is reportedly cooperating with Toho on the movie.

For those unfamiliar with the series, the the story follows Izuku Midoriya, a young man with more valor than strength. Unlike most people, he didn’t develop a super power (or Quirk as they’re called in the series).

This changes when his hero, the number one ranking hero All-Might takes him as a successor, and reveals that his power can be passed down. Midoriya becomes the inheritor of All-Might’s quirk, and is accepted to the U.A. High School in its hero program.

Live-action adaptations and anime have a sordid history, whether it’s the ill-fated Dragon Ball movie or the more recent Cowboy Bebop Netflix series. When asked about what titles they would like to see receive Hollywood adaptations, Japanese viewers resounding answered they shouldn’t be made at all.



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