Official Mega Man Movie Confirmed

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Official Mega Man Movie Confirmed

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The blue bomber is making his way to the big screen.

Today, 20th Century Fox announced that development has begun on an official Mega Man movie. Before you go into full on Super Mario Bros. panic mode, Chernin Entertainment's David Ready and Michael Finfer are overseeing for the company, while Peter Chernin produces. This is signifigant because the folks at Chernin have made a bit of a name for themselves developing sci-fi action flicks, including the recent/upcoming Planet of the Apes films.

No further information - including whether it would be a live-action or animated feature - was disclosed, and the project seems to be in very early stages.

Mega Man enthusiasts may remember the il-fated Mega Man TV series of 90's "Saturday Morning Cartoon" era. This cartoon series is actually being revived in 2017, but as far as we know it has nothing to do with the newly announced movie.

If Planet of the Apes is anything to go by, we're gonna get a more gritty-mature themed Mega Man than his animated series counterpart.

I'm gonna go ahead and be "cautiously optimistic" about this one. What do you guys think?

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Go away Capcom, no one cares about your corpse puppet show.

I've always wanted to see this -

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I'm sure everyone would go to see it.

Anyway, what is so wrong with the Super Mario Brothers movie? It was an interesting take on a simple silly idea.

Can't wait for Yahtzee to judge the original game by the original Megaman cover.

Nazulu:
I've always wanted to see this -

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Vin Deisel doesn't need guns to take down robot bosses. He'll take on Dr Wily with nothing but his Vin-ness.

Anyway, I'd like for this to be good. But even with the pedigree, I'm not holding out much hope.

I cant wait for the "Anniversary Special Series Movie Edition Re-release" of Megamans 1,3,5 and 7

My first reaction is that this is awful news. That's my gut feeling. BUT, I suppose if it's animated I'd be OK with it. The problem is there is that MegaMan has no real connection to any kind of reality. So in order to do this movie right, they're going to have to just make up a lot of lore just because. What kind of society does Megaman live in? It is certainly never explored in the games. The game provides you with just enough story to get you through a few levels of platforming and a few bosses and really that's about it. There later emerge some cool characters there, but nothing particularly epic. If they did kind of an animated feature that rides a bit off of the original, I think it could be good, but if they're planning to do some kind of realistic interpretation, I don't trust fox for a moment to let a good version of that happen without a fight.

Kameburger:
My first reaction is that this is awful news. That's my gut feeling. BUT, I suppose if it's animated I'd be OK with it. The problem is there is that MegaMan has no real connection to any kind of reality. So in order to do this movie right, they're going to have to just make up a lot of lore just because. What kind of society does Megaman live in? It is certainly never explored in the games. The game provides you with just enough story to get you through a few levels of platforming and a few bosses and really that's about it. There later emerge some cool characters there, but nothing particularly epic. If they did kind of an animated feature that rides a bit off of the original, I think it could be good, but if they're planning to do some kind of realistic interpretation, I don't trust fox for a moment to let a good version of that happen without a fight.

Ehh, they don't have to go whole cloth on it, they didn't say WHICH Mega Man they're using. NT Warrior and Star Force got plenty of world building, and the movie could even just cannibalize the plot from that ill-fated Legends 3 game. Or they could just stretch out that half hour Mega Man X film into an hour and a half.
That being said, they're probably just going to do the Astro Boy thing: Scientist invents and perfects robotics, assistant jacks that research and weaponizes it, scientist's Magnum Opus goes all "Chappie" on those who would threaten humanity. Season to (lack of) taste with Megan Fox as Roll, the love interest.

We already *had* a Mega Man movie!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hZo6np1jZ0A

"Cautiously optimistic" he says. I'm going to be the radicalist here and be incredibly, gargantuan-ly pessimistic.

Because what walks like a trainwreck and quacks like a trainwreck...

I already said it on another news site and I will say it again. It's a live action movie. It's gonna be meh at best, but mostlikely it will be shit. Also being made by Fox with the recent Fantastic Four...
It should be an animated movie.

Dalsyne:
"Cautiously optimistic" he says. I'm going to be the radicalist here and be incredibly, gargantuan-ly pessimistic.

Because what walks like a trainwreck and quacks like a trainwreck...

Every time I hear that saying, which I agree is a reasonable yardstick, I always remember a corollary to go with it: if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it is still possible for someone to think it's a goose.

On the subject at hand, why don't you strike while the dinosaur iron has been heated up again and do Dino Crisis, Capcom? I think cinema goers are ready to see a Commando shoot velociraptors with an anti-tank gun.

If it's not being written by disgruntled ferret it's not worth the time.

Uhm... Shall we look at Capcom's past history with Video Games to Movies. Streetfight The Movie., Street FIghter: Legend of Chun Lee.

Let' be serious here. It'll likely be bad. There have been very, very, very few decent Video game to movie adaptations. I'd have been more optimistic if they'd said say. FInal FIght Since that has a more typical Hollywood story structure.

It's the curse of Video game to movies. Movies seldom make good video games because the key selling point of the movie is passive consumption. Granted the best movie to game adaptations are the ones that don't follow the movie but rather just use the movie as a stage or backdrop for another story.

Video Games are an interactive medium...not a passive one, the things that make aa video game enjoyable are the very things a movie cannot deliver.

Steven Bogos:
If Planet of the Apes is anything to go by, we're gonna get a more gritty-mature themed Mega Man than his animated series counterpart.

Annnnnd that's precisely why this movie is going to suck.

Well, that and the fact that it's being made by 20th Century Fox.

Nazulu:
Anyway, what is so wrong with the Super Mario Brothers movie? It was an interesting take on a simple silly idea.

You have to understand the time period when it came out. Gaming wasn't as mainstream as it is now, and I personally caught a lot of hell in school for being a "gamer". There was everything from Nintendo breakfast cereal to that horrible Captain N the game master cartoon with its horrible depiction of our favorite characters; and the people that didn't game see that and assume that's what the games are like. Yes, Simon Belmont from Castlevania was depicted as an incompetent cowardly vain idiot. Being a fan of something and watching as someone just tears it apart and make it their in their own way is just distressing. The people doing the creating didn't even bother to play the game or even know what it was about; it was all about business and making money off Nintendo fans.

Great, my favorite video game character of all time is getting a movie adaption from Fox....

Fox.....

Fox..........

Listen to me very carefully: It is guaranteed to suck.
There isn't even the slightest possibility that this will be a half-way decent movie, and I'm gonna have to live with whatever horror they create for the rest of my life.........nice......

I'm going to play Debbie Downer here, I anticipate this sucking hard. Part of it is Hollywood's abhorrent track record with adapting video games into movies, with the good ones being guilty pleasure material (Mortal Kombat, Super Mario Bros.) or passable (Prince of Persia) to outright awful (everything else). Further, I have several questions, however, regarding this.

-What would this movie even be about? They're obviously going to go the origin story route, how long are they going to dedicate to it?
-How do you even establish a world with sentient AI literally everywhere?
-The robots are obviously going to be CGI, so on a scale of 1-10, how accurate are they going to be to the original designs and how deep into the Uncanny Valley are their designs going to be compared to human characters?
-How is Dr. Wily going to affect the plot? Is his story of rivalry with Dr. Light going to even be touched on?
-Will Proto Man show up (hint, he shouldn't, just allude to him, leave something to ruin for the army of sequels Fox is inevitably going to try to churn out)?
-What batch of Robot Masters are going to show up? One assumes it's going to be Fire Man, Elec Man, Ice Man, Cut Man, Guts Man and Bomb Man, since first movie, first set of robot masters. Further, how would you film a fight between Mega Man and any Robot Master in a 3-D environment? Further, how much face time should the Robot Masters get?

I'll still say "please don't suck," but considering this is still Capcom's franchise they know what to do with their franchises about as well as I know about New Zealand folk dances (hint, not much), I'd say this one's destined to suck.

American Fox:
We already *had* a Mega Man movie!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hZo6np1jZ0A

I was thinking the exact same thing.

I'll withhold judgement until we see some more of the movie. Although I am a little miffed given what happened with megaman legends 3 and the original creator leaving capcom and all that: just seems like it's all waaaaay too late.

Cold Shiny:
Great, my favorite video game character of all time is getting a movie adaption from Fox....

Fox.....

Fox..........

Listen to me very carefully: It is guaranteed to suck.
There isn't even the slightest possibility that this will be a half-way decent movie, and I'm gonna have to live with whatever horror they create for the rest of my life.........nice......

If I were able to Backseat CEO Fox:

1. Make it a Classically Animated/CGI Hybrid
2. Get Don Bluth's Studio and as many people as you can who worked on Titan A.E.

But because I'm not:

1. Megaman will be a teenager attending Highschool.

...Why?

...And why now?

As near as I can tell, there hasn't been a real, full, non-re-release Mega Man game in several years. The closest thing according to Wikipedia was an iOS game that got raked over the coals so badly it never even saw a North American release. Isn't this banking on nostalgia, like, more than any reasonable businessperson (or even many unreasonable gamblers) would normally contemplate?

A darker remaining of the series? Hrm...what does that remind me of..

If its this I would love that.

It's going to suck, but if anything I would like it to be animated and that it looked like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5lYRDC1Y7s

Corey Schaff:

If I were able to Backseat CEO Fox:

1. Make it a Classically Animated/CGI Hybrid
2. Get Don Bluth's Studio and as many people as you can who worked on Titan A.E.

But because I'm not:

1. Megaman will be a teenager attending Highschool.

All while sitting in a huge office and thinking "It worked for Goku, it will work for anything we want."

Headline should read "Not content with ruining Fantastic Four, Fox continues war against everyone wearing blue".

Chernin, please be someone who has played the games and has any love for the franchise please be please give a shit pl...

Ok. Big challenge. They have to market it to a huge audience who has never touched a mega man game before. Good fucking luck, but I do pray you can pull this off while expecting absolutely nothing.

American Fox:
We already *had* a Mega Man movie!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hZo6np1jZ0A

It took 8 replies before someone mentioned this?
For shame 'Pist.
Honestly, that was about as good as a MM movie could expect to be other than the effects.

It appears Capcom are badly in need of some business. Maybe fresh ideas would help. A pointer or two; Go out for a brisk walk in the park. Travel. Talk to strangers (i know your mum told you not to, but you're an adult now, so get with the fuckin program.) Cook many new dishes. Let the ideas then flow from your minds. Capcom? Are you even listening? Do you care anymore?

I will assume that just like every other videogame to movie transition it will be absolutely horrible. This belief shall remain until reviews come out after release.

So, what kind of trainwreck are we talking here?
Uwe Boll bad? Tekken (2010) bad? Live action DragonBall Z bad?

...oh, FOX.
So, Fantastic 4 bad.

Bring the marshmallows. I'll nab the graham crackers and nutella.

I think this is going to be a failure. The Mega Man have too many elements, that work well in games, but not on screen. If they leave them out, it will piss off the hardcore fans. If they put it in the movie, it will weird out all of the movie goers (including the Mega Man fans). It will be Super Mario Bros all over again.

The Planet of The Apes movies(Dawn and Rise of The) have been fantastic. However, they have a completely different tone to MegaMan, not to mention aesthetic and general philosophy.

I don't think that MegaMan would ever work as anything other than a B-movie. It's about a kid in a blue robot suit fighting other robots with completely arbitrary powers. That already sounds a bit like Turbo Kid, and that's the sort of manic energy it'd need.

Otherwise, this will be a re-imagining a la Hitman: Agent 47 that is just a generic action movie that is too goofy to be taken seriously, since MegaMan effectively has no story or relatable characters. So Hollywood will do what it always does, which is insert some audience-surrogate Americans into the mix and have the story revolve around them with MegaMan just being a thing that happens.

Honestly, the only upcoming video game movies that could feasibly work is the Metal Gear Solid one and the Assassin's Creed flick with Fassbender, since they already took heavy cues from films in their design and story-telling. Excising the interactivity aspect from games in translation onto a film is just not something current filmmakers can accomplish. At best, they can emulate the themes and atmosphere of the game in question, but not the reason why they were popular.

I want it to go full weird. I'm talking "disaffected nouveau riche sci-fi writer who only has the bad box art to go on" weird.
Anything else is going to be lame, you might as well just make it completely crazy.

I hope this is going to be decent. I loved the megaman games as a kid.

So my favorite classic video game character is finally getting mined for a phoned-in movie adaptation? Capcom... if you want to make money off of Mega Man, why not just make a new fucking game instead of canceling them to spite Inafune? He only ever gave a shit about the X and Zero series anyway.

On that note, if you wanted to go 'dark and gritty' why not just go with the frickin' Mega Man X story? Not to mention the original Mega Man being 'dark and gritty' has already been done better by fans than Fox could ever do (see; The Protomen, The Megas). Darker does NOT mean smarter.

Loathe as I would be to put another IP under Disney's banner, I think they could have handled a project like this much better. A feature length Mega Man movie with Big Hero 6's animation? THAT would be perfect. Whatever live-action crap Fox barfs out is just going to disappoint Mega Man fans yet again.

Nazulu:
I've always wanted to see this -

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I'm sure everyone would go to see it.

I'll only see that if "Rush" is the name of Mega Man's car... :p

OT: But, w-

American Fox:
We already *had* a Mega Man movie!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hZo6np1jZ0A

Exactly! I don't think you can get any better than that without going 100% animated...

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