Back in 2015, we heard reports that apparently 20th Century Fox and Capcom had plans to make a Mega Man movie. Fast forward to 2017 and nothing concrete has surfaced, but apparently that is set to change soon. In a report from The Hollywood Reporter, it seems that plans for the movie are now moving forward.
The report claims that Chernin Entertainment will be the one producing the movie, and that filmmakers Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, who were behind the ‘Catfish’ documentary, will be the ones most likely to direct and write the film. It hasn’t been confirmed yet as negotiations are still in progress but are close to being finalized.
It has also been revealed that Heroes and Hawaii Five-0 star Masi Oka will be starring in the film, although exactly what role he will be playing remains to be seen. Mega Man is a video game that was introduced by Capcom back in 1987. Its popularity has since seen the franchise expand to comics and manga adaptations, as well as being featured in other games, like the Marvel VS Capcom mashups, and also Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros.
There is no word on when this Mega Man movie will be released, but judging by how things have yet to be finalized, there is a good chance that we might have to wait a while before we see it.