It appears we're on the verge of some major news concerning Capcom and Chernin Entertainment's live action Mega Man movie. Directors Henry Joost and Rel Schulman sat down with IGN this afternoon to provide a brief update on the project, which has been in development since 2018.
"We're super excited about it," said Henry Joost. "I think we're going to have some big news about it soon. I can't say all that much about it right now but it's a project very near and dear to our hearts. We're psyched."
Rel Schulman adds, "[Mega Man] is an underdog hero and both of us are deeply fascinated with robotics and the future of automation, for better or worse. I think trying to combine that into one of our favorite historical video games is the ultimate challenge."
Tentativelly titled "Mega Man", the film will be directed by Henry Joost and Rel Schulman, produced by Masi Oka and written by Mattson Tomlin, the co-writer of Matt Reeve's upcoming The Batman (2021). There are no details on story, cast or a release date at this time.
We'll keep you posted!