Movies based on popular video game series are slowly catching on in Hollywood. In recent times films for iconic characters like Mario, Sonic and Pikachu have been announced. The latest character to join this trend is Mega Man.
Capcom's iconic character will be starring in a live-action Hollywood film for the first time ever. Debuting on the NES in 1987, the series to this day is still one of Capcom's most respected IP after 30 years. Earlier this week, we even saw the release of Mega Man 11 on the Switch.
Here's a bit about the upcoming film and the team behind it:
The feature film, tentatively titled MEGA MAN, will be written and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, and is scheduled to be distributed by 20th Century Fox. Chernin Entertainment, responsible for the Planet of the Apes series, will be producing it with Masi Oka, of Heroes fame.
Capcom intends to appeal to a diverse audience - which includes fans of the game and action movies. The aim is to "maintain the world of Mega Man" while incorporating the grand production and entertainment values of Hollywood. When we find out more details, we'll be sure to let you know.
Is this the movie announcement you've been waiting for? What other video game characters would you like to see adapted to the big screen? Are you even a fan of Hollywood adapting video games to cinema? Tell us below.
I'm less optimistic than an anime fan on prom night.
The CGI on Cartoon Network wasn't anything special (and it hurts because I liked Man of Action's works on the original Ben 10 and Generator Rex...), but this is just going too far...
This isn’t going to end well.
Ps: the current cartoon is also absolutely abysmal. Close to the DKC show in terms of cheese.
So.. it’s going to be a Disney movie?
The Booed Bomber?
Ugh. Just. No.
As a long time fan of Mega Man, I want to hope for something decent but my instincts are telling me this will be a dumpster fire. Also, since this is so early on and 20th Century Fox is handling it, this means Disney will ultimately be putting this out by the time it's done and their track record is spotty at best. Capcom should just be happy they managed to get out a good, new Mega Man game and take things slow instead of trying to quickly cash in on the franchises recent rebound. Their new animated series is pretty bad which doesn't help when it comes to thinking they'll have any set of standards for a movie.
Given the track record of video game based movies, even that one excellent full length Mega Man fan film will probably still be the better movie.
Don’t forget, Capcom will also be subjecting Monster Hunter to cinematic disaster. Same director as Resident Evil. Starring Milla Jovovich ( she’s the director’s wife). Shocker, I know. And the concept 🤣 is the same 🤣 as Super Mario Brothers 🤣🤣🤣
Somebody cue the horse laugh please!
Well there's almost no chance this won't be absolutely horrible. But Monster Hunter too? Guaranteed that's gonna be lackluster, boring, and awful...
I want to be hopeful, but am tempered by experience...
Also, Mega Man Fully Charged isn't that bad, but good lord the cheese is real.
Live Action with Western style Computerized = Meh
Full 3D Animation with Right dubber & Follow the root = Promising
I doubt this will be any good. Maybe Mega Man: The Movie: The Game will be better.
Capcom, please stop...the new cartoon was bad enough.
When will they realize that you can't put anime-style characters into live-action? Sigh...
We can have this, but not Mega Man Legends 3?
@duddy For every good decision Capcom makes, there's a lot of bad ones that could have made them millions...
Oh, gooooosh...I don't feel so optimistic about this.
I'm looking at my calendar, and it doesn't say "April 1." Is this one of those fake news things that have become popular?
The last time I went in to see a movie based off of a different medium, my hopes were dashed, spit on, and knocked down a cliff.
The Last Airbender was a legit disappointment.
Videogames to movie never seen to work all that great anymore, they use to be good when Mortal Kombat came out but then when they start pumping sequels it all came crumbling down and now everything sucks again. Now I wonder what ever happen to that Chinese Tetris movie that was suppose to have a trilogy of.
Oh god, this reeks of death already. I’m not usually pessimistic, but I don’t see how a live-action interpretation could possibly be good...
I think it’s going to be about as good as the Dragon Ball movie that came out years ago.
Looking forward to the train-wreck!
I would only want to see it if someone that looks hilarious on the suit does Megaman like the Rock, Christopher Walken or Danny De Vito.
... Thinking about it, anyone will look ridiculous on a faithful suit so I guess I'll be seeing it.
Oh boy here we go
Uh-oh. Just when Mega Man was starting to get a little more respect (not that MM11 looks that great...more like it's not a disaster).
Mega Man could be a good movie if there was a lot of thought put into it, and was a bit edgy/mature.
But knowing Hollywood, they'll just pump out another CGI hybrid to make a quick buck, with zero respect for the source material.
Hollywood is bad, water is wet, ect ect
Live action Mega Man... just Google some real life cosplay, you'll see how quickly this could tank.
@subpopz transformers focuses on people more so than the robots because cgi is much more expensive than actors.
@ouroborous @Audiobrainiac that’s still happening? Dang? I haven’t heard anything about that movie for awhile so I assumed it was (rightfully) cancelled. Like the Tetris movie(s) (which I assume also were canned)...
@Ryan_Again Dragon Ball was rooted in Japanese culture though. I get why they changed it for the movie although it was still a terrible movie.
By comparison, Mega Man is much more appropriate for Hollywood. Man in technologically advanced armor runs around shooting robots. They’ll probably make Mega Man look much more stylised than he ever did before but there’s not much that needs changing. It’s basically Iron Man again.
@Tyranexx There is no movie called "The last Airbender".
Mega Man has been adapted to a musical, why not film?
We'll see if there are still heroes left in man.
@Aerona Mighty No.9-The Movie
I’m calling it now: Not to be released in Europe. #capcommed
This will be poop!
scarlett johansson has been cast as the blue bomber himself.
Wouldn't be Capcom if they didn't find a way to ruin Mega Man's triumphant return.
Please , I'm begging for someone to stop this!. Live-action NO please NO!.
Games that would work as movies need to have some in game lore attached to them, games that actually have meat to their stories.
Elder scrolls would work (if done by a proper company with money)
Assassin's Creed (if done right by competent people)
Halo (Forward onto dawn is really good)
You could even make Zelda into a one movie epic if done right...
Games like Mario, Sonic or in this case Megaman, that have 0 in game lore and story, will never work as a film.
Why is Capcom so determined not to give us an OG Megaman anime show/film? The OVAs were decent, and the original Ruby Spears pitch was promising!
Also, I hate how I have little confidence I have over the words "Hollywood live-action" when it comes to animated IPs these days.
Scott Pilgrim is the only one I can remember working out, and that's because they leaned into the ridiculousness rather than run away from it in favor of a "mainstream audience".
ok, I've seen that most live action conversions from game and/or anime'/animated 95% suck tukus, including the already filming Sonic the Hedgehog live+animated with Jim Carrey as Dr. Robotnik, but a humanoid android with the outfit and capabilities ???
even the Terminator was limited
@Gibb: I normally don't acknowledge its existence, but it was the first example I came up with. XD
@Tyranexx I'm glad you understood what I wanted to say.
Sounds like a terrible idea lol.
@justin233 I'd say that the cartoon is closer to the Mario DiC cartoons in terms of cheese than DKC.
@StephenYap3 I couldn’t stand to watch more than 15 minutes of either so I can’t confirm that.
@DTFaux Scott Pilgrim was so good. Thank you for making me recall how great it was.
~ goes to watch Blu-ray ~
I partly expect it to star the Rock(not because Mega Man is called Rockman in Japan, though it's a nice coincidence) and be super gritty. I wouldn't be optimistic about how it turns out, but I gave up on new movies long ago. I never did see what all the fuss was about over remakes and live-action adaptations of animation and video games. I recognize the reality that there's money to be made, but I don't understand it. I guess there are people who refuse to see animated stuff, even if it's well made and not aimed at kids. Some stuff just doesn't work well with live action.
They would have to really grit it up to make it commercially successful, and unfortunately, that kills the whimsical charm of the movie. That is why I can't understand a live action movie-- An anime movie would be good enough. As far as I know, it exists already.
"In a world overrun with robots, only one man can stop them, a mega man!"
Seriously though, I getting thoughts of the original US game cover: the movie.
Danny Devito as Dust Man
Steve Carell as Buisness Man
I-i'm sorry it's just... My Super Fighting Robot is growing up so fast...
@Aerona lol can't be worse than the last megaman fully charged
@AllHailQueenBoo @ArticFox Have you seen the full length fan film? It's really good, and they managed to pull it off in live action (with some CGI when necessary) while including fights against all 6 Robot Masters from the original game.
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