The new art piece was unveiled on Thursday and features a different take on Deku than other artists have done in the past. Stegman is no stranger to the world of action, having worked on various books and drawn a ton of legendary characters, including Spider-Man, Venom, X-23, and more. You can check out the artwork below, as well as a timelapse video detailing the artwork being colored.
“I’m a long time manga fan and My Hero Academia came onto my radar a few years back. Since then my kids and I have been obsessed and it’s an honor to get to work on the characters,” said Stegman.
Directed by Kenji Nagasaki, My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission is the third film from the popular anime series. Its previous films have seen plenty of success. My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, the first film, released in 2018, grossed $5.7 million at the U.S. box office. The second film, My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising premiered in the U.S. in 2020, and earned approximately $2.5 million on opening day.
My Hero Academia began as a manga series written and illustrated by Kohei Horikoshi. It was first serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump in 2014. The anime television adaptation made its debut in 2016. Both are still ongoing.