Briner Casts Holland In The Role Of Izuku


If studios must have learnt something in their long tenure in the business, it us that nothing is set in stone. No matter how hard you try there is always something that goes beyond expectations. You thought Superhero movies can’t be criticality acclaimed. For the last two years Superhero movies dominated the nominations of Oscar’s. This year a comic book character aka Joker sweeped away all of the Best Actor awards, and became the only character to get a best supporting actor as well as lead actor award. Video game adaptations don’t work, Well Detective Pikachu and Sonic The Hedgehog reversed the tides and became mega grosses.

Therefore everything and anything works if you put enough heart in it. Now, the one genre that has not gotten enough love in the last few years has been animes. Animes though a difficult genre to adapt are actually a treasure of amazing stories. Just like Comics they need a success story like Reeve’s Superman to turn it all upside down. And it may just happen very soon with My Hero Academia.

My Hero Academia  follows Izuku Midoriya, a boy born without superpowers (called Quirks) in a world where they have become commonplace, but who still dreams of becoming a hero himself. He is scouted by All Might, Japan’s greatest hero, who shares his quirk with Izuku after recognizing his potential, and later helps to enroll him in a prestigious high school for heroes in training.

This popular anime and manga has recently been opted for a live action adaptation which has created an uproar of sorts in the fandom regarding the casting. One of the most prominent of those names being Tom Holland. This name also got a stamp of approval from the voice behind Izuku, Justin Briner. He said

“Actually, let’s go with Tom Holland, right,” Briner started.

“Spider-Man, it is super close! They’ve both got that awkward energy, [and] we both kind of sound similar. So I think it’d be great!”

Though Holland’s jam packed schedule might not let it happen. But never say never.


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