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My Hero Academia Getting Live Action Adaptation From Legendary Entertainment

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Not content with just the Detective Pikachu movie, film studio Legendary has announced plans to create an adaptation of Kohei Horikoshi’s My Hero Academia manga/anime. The popular manga tells the story of a young boy in a world where everyone has some kind of super power and his own struggles to be recognized as a hero. 

The manga has been running since 2014 following a one-shot issue that Horikoshi had published a few years prior with a very different concept. The original pitch put protagonist Deku as an older salaryman who eventually got wrapped up in a superhero battle. When it finally started as a series in the weekly manga magazine Shonen Jump, Deku was a young teenager who joined the world’s most prestigious superhero school.

Beyond announcing their intentions with it, Legendary did not provide many details. Executives Alex Garcia, who was announced in 2014 to be shepherding a Mass Effect film, and Jay Ashenfelter, best known for producing Pacific Rim Uprising, will be leading the charge on the movie for Legendary.

The My Hero Academia fighting game, My Hero One’s Justice, is releasing on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC on October 26.

[Source: Deadline]



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