Thursday, January 20

Mega Man to receive live-action movie on Netflix

Mega Man prepares to make the leap from the world of video games to film. Netflix is ​​preparing a real picture film about this mythical Capcom character, who has been fighting since his debut on the NES in 1987. The news of the project itself because it has been in development since 2015 with Chernin Entertainment, but now it seems that it is the streaming platform that order to take charge of the matter. After the success of other adaptations like Detective Pikachu The Sonic: The Movie, the streaming firm also wants to join the trend.

Mega Man finds his home on Netflix

The chronology of the movie Mega Man It’s long, but let’s say 2018 was when Capcom officially announced that it would be a live-action movie. In charge of the project? Henry Joost y Rel Schulman (Catfish), who will be in charge of writing and directing the tape. In 2019 Capcom confirmed that the project continued, and it was in the summer of 2020 when the screenwriter Mattson Tomlin (Project Power) was signing up to become part of the production team, announcing that it will not be a film dedicated solely to children.

And now we find at the end of 2021 with a new update on the state of the film: the do Joost and Schulman have revealed in their official website Supermarch – his company – that Netflix has taken over the project. However, if we go to their website now, this reference to the streaming platform has been removed. According to The Verge, the following could be read: “His ongoing work includes: an adaptation of Mega Man de Capcom para Chernin Entertainment y Netflix, who write and direct “.

Netflix interested in Mega Man movie

At the moment there is nothing to indicate a launch window or how advanced the project is. From IGN indicate that, according to their sources, the film is in a very early stage of development. The point is that Netflix has a first sight deal with Chernin, so the platform is certainly interested in shaping this feature film. We will have to wait to find out what finally happens to Mega Man.

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