The Mega Man Movie Is Being Written By One Of The Writers Behind The Batman

Mega Man is being worked on.

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The Mega Man movie, which was announced in 2018 with Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Paranormal Activity 3 & 4) attached to direct, now has a writer attached. The Hollywood Reporter has--very casually, at the bottom of an article about an adaptation of the Rick Remender comic Fear Agent--revealed that Mattson Tomlin is writing the Mega Man movie.

Tomlin was also involved with The Batman, and is credited as a screenwriter on Matt Reeves' upcoming reboot. The Batman has just begun filming, and stars Robert Pattinson in the title role. Before that, Tomlin wrote and directed a feature-length version of the Solomon Grundy story in 2012 on a budget of just $15,000.

While the very casual reveal of Tomlin's work on the movie might look like an oversight or misunderstanding, Tomlin has, in his own way, confirmed the news on Twitter.

A release date has not yet been set for Mega Man. Another blue game hero is getting a movie next month, though, with Sonic the Hedgehog releasing on February 14. The most recent Mega Man game was 2018's Mega Man 11.

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