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…
First Justice League Trailer is Entertaining, Heavy on Humor
Warner Bros. dropped a lot of great content at San Diego Comic Con, including an impressive first trailer for Wonder Woman and a teaser for the Justice League movie.
In the case of the Justice League trailer, it makes a very good impression. It’s heavy on humor between some of the world’s greatest superheroes but a little light on action, indicating a tonal difference between Justice League and Batman v Superman.
We also get a our first looks at The Flash and Cyborg in action — let us know what you think about their design…
I gotta say, after watching the trailer, I am much more optimistic about Justice League. Let’s just hope the finished movie is as entertaining.
Justice League: Part 1 is scheduled to hit theaters on November 17, 2017. It is directed by Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Mamoa, J.K. Simmons, Amber Heard, Ezra Miller, and Ray Fisher.
First Wonder Woman Trailer More Than Impresses
At San Diego Comic Con, Warner Bros. revealed the first trailer for the Wonder Woman movie, giving comic book fans their first taste of what actress Gal Gadot’s powerful heroine will bring to the DC cinematic universe.
That’s right, after many false starts, a live-action Wonder Woman film is on its way and it looks better than we could have imagined…
What do you think?
Wonder Woman is directed by Patty Jenkins and stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Lucy Davis, Connie Nielsen, Robin Wright, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, and Saïd Taghmaoui. It releases in theaters on June 23, 2017.
What do you hope to see?
Second Doctor Strange Trailer Even Trippier Than First
Doctor Strange, one of my most anticipated movies of 2016, has received a second trailer, and it’s even trippier than the first one.
Revealed at San Diego Comic Con, the new trailer sheds more light on Stephen Strange’s journey from a mere surgeon to a powerful sorcerer on a mission to save the world.
Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and the Ancient One (Tilda Swinton) are the main highlights, but we also get an extended look at the movie’s main bad guy, Kaecilius, who is played by Mads Mikkelsen.
See all three of them in action in the trippy trailer…
I will be interesting to discover how Dr. Strange’s adventure impact the rest of the MCU. We suspect Marvel will use it to tie together the supernatural and downright fantasy elements (e.g. Guardians of the Galaxy) to the slightly more grounded, sci-fi events of The Avengers‘ world.
The Dr. Strange movie releases on October 28, 2016, in Europe and on November 4, 2016, in North America. What do you hope to see?