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

Mega Man is being worked on.


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.

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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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