For the most part, video games and movies have rarely gone well together, be it a movie-based game or a game-based movie. A Mega Man movie has been announced, and we are hoping it bucks the trend.
Assassin’s Creed and Uncharted seem like natural fits for a movie adaptation, but a cartoony franchise like Mega Man can prove challenging to pull off.
Mega Man! Super Fighting Robot! has seen a bit of a resurgence lately and, in addition to the movie, is also getting a new animated TV series.
The boy robot is even a playable character in the latest Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS, marking the first time ever that a Capcom mascot has taken part in Nintendo’s popular fighting game. That said, it’s very strange that Capcom has not announced any new Mega Man game.
According to Tracking Board, 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment are in the early stages of developing a the Mega Man movie. The two companies have been on a tear lately with such hits as the rebooted Planet of the Apes movies, The Heat and Spy, giving us high hopes that the Blue Bomber will get the justice he deserves.
What everyone wants to know, however, is how they handle Mega Man… For instance, Mega Man has traditionally been a boy — will they cast that young for the character or would they make him a teenager? Will they give him the classic look or the more mature and realistic design seen in Mega Man 64? Inquiring minds want to know…
What do you want to see in the film? Head over to the comments section and speculate all you want…