The world-famous manga series, “My Hero Academia” will have a live action movie to be produced by Legendary Entertainment, the media company behind billion-dollar blockbusters like “The Dark Knight”, “The Dark Knight Rises”, “Jurassic World” and “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom”.
‘My Hero Academia’ was launched by creator Kōhei Horikoshi in 2014 and reportedly has 17 million copies in circulation.
It has been adapted into an anime TV series and an animated film “My Hero Academia: Two Heroes“, which had its world premiere on July 5, 2018.
“My Hero Academia” Plot
The main character of “My Hero Academia” is Izuku Midoriya, a teenager who lives in a world where most of the population have developed powers (called “Quirks”).
Despite being Quirkless, Izuku is obsessed with heroes, especially with the hero named All Might. Izuku impressed All Might when he saves his friend from a villain.
All Might then gifts Izuku with his powers, a Quirk called “One for All”. The story follows Izuku as he enters a school where the next generation of superheroes are trained.
“My Hero Academia” Live Action Development
Legendary Entertainment acquired the rights to produce a live action adaptation of “My Hero Academia” in October, 2018.
The “My Hero Academia” live action movie will be made by Legendary pictures in cooperation with manga publisher Shueisha, while Japanese distributor Toho will supervise the film’s release in Japan.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, EVP for Production Alex Garcia and Producer Jay Ashenfelter will oversee the “My Hero Academia” live action movie for Legendary pictures, while Ryosuke Yoritomi will do the same for Shueisha.
As to the cast and specific release date of “My Hero Academia” live action movie, those details are still under wraps.
For the meantime, movie buffs can expect a number of gigantic films from Legendary Entertainment in the next couple of years.
Upcoming Films from Legendary Entertainment
Legendary Entertainment has two films in the pipeline for 2019 namely, “Pokemon: Detective Pikachu” starring Ryan Reynolds as the voice of Pikachu, and “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” starring Kyle Chandler.
For 2020, Legendary is slated to release “Godzilla vs. Kong” again with Kyle Chandler, and “Red Notice” which will reportedly star Gal Gadot and Dwayne Johnson.