More details about next year's new Mega Man cartoon continue to drip out today with an interview between Nerdist and Man of Action, the show's creative team. Chief among topics discussed, Nerdist confirmed the show will air on Disney XD in 2017. What's more, Man of Action provided a glimpse into the kind of character Mega Man himself will be:
Nerdist: What do you hope the folks take away from this new iteration?
Steven T. Seagle: Oh, gosh, I don’t know. They should have fun. It’s a fun show. What Duncan really hit on the head is that so many of the characters we’re surrounded by are cynical and they’re not just doing the right thing just because they want to be heroes. Like, we’re overcomplicating these characters all the time for younger audiences. He’s just a fun, optimistic character who screws up a lot and is trying to figure out his way. He’s not perfect, but he wants to do the right thing.
JC: We’re spending more time with Aki, the human side of the character, and we mentioned that so we can come clean that it has a little more than the fighting element. It’s got some life in it.
DR: And, you know, like Steve said, there are plenty of darker elements. It’s still very fun, but we aren’t shying away from some more heavier elements in it. I think it’s about time we have a character who just does the right thing.
DR: So I was just going to add one other thing: He’s a very positive character and it’s just good timing to have some characters out there that are just about doing the right thing and trying to be good.
N: Yeah, it would just be a huge bummer if Mega Man was this cynical jerk. It’s like, “Why was I created?”
Joe Casey: No, but the hundreds and hundreds of robot villains are those guys.
Man of Action goes on to talk about their influences, art style and character designs, the presence of Mega Man's family, classic Robot Masters (including new female baddies) and a little bit about Capcom's involvement. For the full scoop, you can check out the complete interview at Nerdist.