A Mega Man movie is reportedly in the works at Netflix -- a new part of a saga to bring this iconic Capcom character to the silver screen that has been ongoing for the better part of three years.
The Mega Man franchise has a number of video games under its belt and even a board game or two. Naturally, it also got a movie adaptation announced back in 2018, but Disney canceled the project less than a year later. Now, multiple reports state that the film has landed at a new home: Netflix.
What We Know About the Netflix Mega Man Movie
As IGN reports, its sources claim that the Mega Man movie is still "very early" in development. That means that it will likely be several months to several years before we actually get to watch it. Netflix has not yet officially confirmed the movie.
They are also writing and directing an adaptation of Capcom's MEGA MAN for 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment.
At some point since then, that description has changed to the following description, recorded on the Internet Archive in early December 2021 (and still live on their website at the time of writing):
Features in the works include: an adaptation of Capcom's MEGA MAN for Chernin Entertainment and Netflix, which they wrote and are directing; [...]
It's a bit odd that the Mega Man movie would be talked about openly on a production company's website ahead of an official announcement, but slip-ups and miscommunications do happen every now and again. For now, we likely won't learn more details about the film until Netflix is ready to make an official announcement.
Do you think the Mega Man movie will be as good as Sonic the Hedgehog and other recent video game films? What's your favorite recent video game adaptation to the silver screen? Let us know in the comments below!