Hot on the heels of the launch of Mega Man 11 yesterday it seems that Capcom has even more up their sleeves for the Blue Bomber as they announce today that Mega Man is going to be making his way to Cinemas in the future. At this point in time the plans for the movie are still early so the release date has yet to be set, most likely we shouldn't expect to see this for a couple of years coming yet.
Mega Man first arrived on the Nintendo Entertainment System back in 1987 (after releasing as Rockman in Japan earlier that year on the Famicom) making the character over 30 years boasting 32 million worldwide sales. Mega Man isn't just the star of Capcom's video game lineup either as he's appeared in all kinds of mediums from comic books to animated series, not to mention the countless numbers of spinoffs to the series. At this point in time, the movie is simply being called MEGA MAN and will be written and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman. This writer/director duo's previous credits include Catfish, Paranormal Activities 3 and 4, as well as Nerve the 2016 Emma Roberts and Dave Franco film. This film will be distributed by 20th Century Fox and has Masi Oka, Hiro from the TV series Heroes, as a producer.
Capcom has stated that their goal for the film is to not only appeal to those who have played and enjoyed the games but also appeal to action movie fans. They want to represent the world of Mega Man while also including the "grand production and entertainment value that Hollywood movies are known for."
What do you think of Mega Man getting the full Hollywood treatment? Are you surprised that it has taken over 30 years for this to happen? What robot master are you most (or least) excited to see in the cinema? Share your thoughts in the comments below!