Mega Man Movie in Development at X-Men Studio, Report Says

20th Century Fox may be bringing Capcom's Blue Bomber to the big screen.

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A Hollywood adaptation of Capcom's Mega Man series is in development with 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment attached to the project, according to a report from The Tracking Board.

The website states development has started, with David Ready (Red, Jack Ryan) and Michael Finfer (Tooth Fairy) overseeing the project on behalf of Chernin Entertainment, a production company that specialises in developing properties for movies and TV.

20th Century Fox, meanwhile, is reportedly being represented by Mike Ireland and Ryan Horrigan (Noah, 12 Years a Slave). There is no mention of the extent of Capcom's involvement, if any.

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Capcom has not yet officially addressed the rumours of the Mega Man movie. GameSpot has contacted the company for a statement. Additionally, the project has not been revealed in an official capacity by 20th Century Fox or Chernin Entertainment.

Mega Man--known as Rock Man in Japan--debuted in 1987's Mega Man, an action-platformer for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Since then he has gone on to star in numerous new entries in the main series, as well as spin-offs.

The core series focuses on Mega Man--an android boy created by Dr. Light--defending the world from the evil Dr. Wily and his Robot Master creations. Players journey through distinctly themed levels and battle the end boss to acquire a new ability, eventually moving on to a new stage where this skill can be of benefit.

Capcom has enjoyed success with movie adaptations of its Resident Evil series, the latest of which started shooting in August 2015. Titled Resident Evil - The Final Chapter, could be the final entry in the long-running movie series

Although the many Resident Evil movies released throughout the years have not been critically acclaimed, they perform well commercially. Resident Evil: Retribution and Resident Evil: Afterlife, for examaple, grossed $240 million and $300 million worldwide, respectively.

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Adam Sandler has been confirmed as the lead actor.

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Another video game franchise to be butchered on film.

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Weird

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They're going to cash in on the Maze Runner "generic tweens in future dystopia" + superhero garbage... Prob 90% CG.

Flush it down...

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Is ISIS still taking members ?

Not muslim IS but Archer ISIS, we are gonna need some real talent to take down hollywood's video game to movie division.

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@jenovaschilld: They renamed it, hilariously enough...

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Oh, you'll make a movie (which will suck) but you won't make Mega Man games?

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Edited By Eloguvna

Two reasons why this will be a guaranteed flop: video game movies generally don't do well, and Fox, who brought us Hitman and Fantastic Four, is involved.

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@eloguvna: do know won't do well because story telling not same as game that's why

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I'm predicting a "Dragonball Evolution" kind of fail when this movie comes out.

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what about releasing a quality Megaman Game, may it be a 2d platformer, a 3d shooter or something like an rpg?

Nobody wants your bad movie.

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Hasn't 20th Century Fox done enough lately? I mean they just got done massacring Hitman and they somehow managed to screw up Fantastic Four at a time where people just eat up superhero movies, to the point where even something like Ant-Man makes tremendous money even though nobody knows who the hell that is.

Here's a scary picture for you... what if Mega Man was given the same aesthetic overhaul as the Transformers cartoon was (in relation to the Michael Bay movies)?

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On the one hand, Fox is responsible for the X-Men and Planet of the Apes movies.

On the other hand, they're also responsible for the Fantastic Four movies.

Tough call.

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will it be as cheesy as the cutscenes in MMX4-MMX5-MMX6 ?

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It'll be great to see a Mega Man movie come out and Capcom still won't make a new game or put him in fighting games.

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Unless it's an animation or has something to do with X-Men, it's gonna suck. Anything Fox has been putting out that's live action, outside of X-Men, has been just awful

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@Stebsis: The newer Planet of the Apes movies would strongly disagree.

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I'm actually completely fine with this, as long as it has absolutely no live action elements. More specifically, as long as there are no actual humans on screen, I'll have no complaint about them making a Mega Man movie.

Btw, I'm not at all saying that I think it'll be any good.

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If it's not an animated movie, I have absolutely no interest in a MM movie.

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Capcom trolled their fans a lot by using Megaman news and stuff but they never happen. So I am not waiting for this one but if this really happens than this is a must watch for me.

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I hope it looks and feels similar to the Astro Boy movie (2009), really enjoyed that one.

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Good after the last 3 X-Men movies , First class one and two and days of future past , i say JUST DO IT i know Mega-man is in good hands

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@goku1337justin:There's a reason why X-Men movies have been generally good, First Class and Days of Future Past even frigging amazing, and that's Bryan Singer. He's been involved in all the main X-Men movies except 3rd one which people don't seem to have very fond memories of, I wonder why. Unless they get Singer involved in this then no, it's definitely not in good hands, look at recent Fantastic 4 and Hitman movies for example

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"Welcome to die!"

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This train wreck is gonna be good.

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If it's animated it could be good, if it's live action most probably it'll be bad; like really, really bad.

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Stop making films based on video games. They don't work and never will.

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Edited By Scarshi

Time for a kid superhero that does as well as Captain America or Iron Man? Astroboy didn't do very well, so hope that this is an android kid that can actually break the bank at the movies.

Maybe Asa Butterfield. He might do well enough if it's a live action movie. Personally it should be only CGI and in the same look as Final Fantasy Advent Children.

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