Thursday, December 2, 2021

Sounds Like The Live-Action Mega Man Movie Is Coming to Netflix

In 2020, Chernin Entertainment signed a "first look" deal with Netflix. This meant that Netflix would become the exclusive home for Chernin's upcoming film slate. We assumed the live-action Mega Man adaptation was part of the deal. Nothing was outright confirmed at the time, though.

However, we now have a much better idea about where things stand. I spotted a recent update on Supermarché's website that pretty much confirms it...


"Henry, Rel, and their in-house producer Orlee-Rose Strauss maintain an active development slate. Features in the works include: an adaptation of Capcom's MEGA MAN for Chernin Entertainment and Netflix, which they wrote and are directing; NEMESIS, based on the Mark Millar comic, produced by Jules Daly and Sue Kroll for Warner Bros.; an adaptation of Edward Abbey's novel THE MONKEY WRENCH GANG, produced by Ed Pressman, which they wrote and are directing; and RUNAWAY, a family adventure comedy based on a true story, screenplay adapted by Brendan O'Brien and produced by Matt Kaplan."


Supermarché is the production company behind the movie. It's operated by director-writer duo Henry Joost and Ariel "Rel" Schulman who serve as the film's directors. The Batman's Mattson Tomlin was brought on board in early 2020 to pen the script with Masi Oka attached as lead producer.

No word when the movie will drop on Netflix, though. Not only has Mega Man yet to actually shoot but it wasn't included in Netflix's 2022 sci-fi, fantasy, horror slate. That's a relatively solid indicator how far off we are. I wouldn't expect it until 2023 the earliest. 

As Capcom gears up for the franchise's 35th anniversary, it stands to reason we might hear something sooner than later. Maybe

We'll keep an ear to the ground!

43 comments:

  1. we need games!! no crappy live action or CGI series! VIDEO GAMES pleas!

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  2. Oh come on! Enough with crappy things like that. Video games, man! We need it. ENOUGH!

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  3. Netflix isn't exactly a sign of quality...

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    1. I think there's a little too content much produced by Netflix to make this kind of statement; not absolutely all of it is of poor quality.

      If there's any reason this won't be good it's because live action + Mega Man is a bad idea.

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    2. Yup. Neflix's history on properties I enjoy gives me heartburn.

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    3. Doesn't Netflix have a tendency to cancel stuff prematurely to avoid something or another? Even if the series will be good (which I doubt), that would put a huge damper on it.

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    4. You mean they DON'T cancel shows because MOST of their originals suck? News to me.

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    5. I think it has to do with contract renewals and not wanting to pay the actors more.

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  4. I hate to think that Netflix can ruin Mega man. However, if this gives the Blue Bomber some appreciation and gets more people to buy his video games, go ahead.

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  5. Well, I'm at least curious as to how this will compare to the other live action Mega Man movie, the one from Blue Core Studios that you can still watch on YouTube. I'm not enthused though. The blue guy kinda has the opposite problem of Sonic the Hedgehog, where almost all of his games are good and widely respected, but whether he succeeds in any other medium is up to a roll of the dice.

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    1. I personally thought that Blue Core movie was garbage ... except for Wily.
      The artwork and character designs for Mega Man are maybe the most important part, so capturing that in a live action format is the real challenge. I don't think Blue Core got it right.

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  6. I'm just going to wait and see. Jumping to conclusions is always a bad exercise.

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    1. Also stop worshipping anime and animation. Be open.

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    2. here we're gonna learn the steps of thinking with portals, err, i mean, CAPCOM!
      step 1, megaman/rockman was born with anime-style and was still drawn for his entire history, using stylized 3d models when in 3d, with the only exceptions being very early, rushed and despised box arts for the NES.
      step 2, most live action adaptations of video games have failed, and even those that were beloved were either cheesy or considered mediocre in the grand scheme of films.
      step 3, that especially applied to those that were born in a 2d drawn style, with only one slightly successful, average movie that went through a redesign that caused dozens of layoffs after it was considered terrible due to a trailer.
      step 4, netflix is especially known for just having plain bad live adaptations, such as death note.
      step 5, read all steps above and do exactly the opposite. it'll work this time!

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    3. Of course you had to reply because the truth hurt you.

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    4. @Unknown
      the truth is that both video game live action adaptations and netflix live action adaptations have a history of being mostly failures or mediocrity.

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    5. Sonic movie:
      Detective Pikachu:

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    6. Those used a combination of CGI and Live Action. If I'm reading this correctly, it's Live Action like the Dragon's Lair series is going to be.

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  7. Hmmm... Live-action?
    I have a mix of feelings here.
    I think it should be an entirely CGI animation instead.
    BTW, Mega Man 12 could come along as well.

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    1. Unless they do something radical, like going fully 3D, I feel like 12 could kill the franchise all over again.

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  8. To everyone lamenting about "videogames cool other media bad we want more games": good videogames needs time to be made. Also, the series approaching other medias doesn't take time away from game development since you know, it's not the developers that are making movies and such... Come on, you all know that Capcom is actively working on a new iteration! Give the guys some time!

    (With that said, the only thing you could fear is Capcom taking in consideration the movie's outcome when they have to decide if making a new game or not)

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    1. the only project we know CAPCOM is working on is a mystical "Rockman Taisen", which has nearly no chance of being a platformer and it's failure might mean even worse consequences for the franchise. the platformer games are usually 1 to 5 hours in length, average is 2-3, and usually don't take more than 2 years to make.

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    2. actively working??... I am completely sure CAPCOM has been working on X9 for 17 years... sure...

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    3. This. So bad. I'm not gonna defend Capcom or anything like that, but every time new external media from megaman came out, everyone complains.

      I'm sure they'll do a new game for next year, since it marks the 35th anniversary

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    4. It's been over 3 years since Mega Man 11. I don't think the issue is that we haven't been giving Capcom time.

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    5. No, every time new media is announced we don't just complain. There have been several media pieces announced people are fine with. The two are not necessarily linked. That's oversimplifying it.
      When there is just reason, complaining is perfectly valid. Netflix has adapted, an similarly screwed up multiple properties. I've no interest in getting into that here.
      Capcom has made ONE live action film that is worth a damn (the original Resident Evil).
      Netflix+Capcom+Live Action Megaman. Basic reasoning shows this thing is either going to flop, suck or all of the above. I have absolutely 0 hope for any of this.

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    6. Most live action vg movies are remarkably bad in all fairness. I can really only count a few that were good, and one I can't remember if it was good or not.

      MK 95
      MK 21
      SF was hilariously cheesy
      Silent Hill

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    7. I can't remember if Double Dragon was good or not?

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    8. @Leave a Whisper
      Double Dragon was god awful.

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    9. @Sprite Recreator.

      Well, it has a high budget... could it be.. a 3D platformer? 3D platformers tend to be longer with higher budgets than 2D ones; see Mario Oddysey as one of the biggest examples. And yes, Mega Man could work as a 3D platformer; see the Ratchet and Clank games as an example.

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  9. Ugh. Can't they go make their own movies? Just because Detective Pikachu and Sonic turned out decent,doesn't mean this will. Especially from people who created those boring Paranormal Activities

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  10. Between Ultraman, Godzilla, and Cowboy Bebop, I wouldn't trust Netflix as far as I can throw them.

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  11. My god NO LIVE ACTION! I want a series but animated. Needs to be CGI or 2d animated. The art is part of the draw to the characters. That wont translate to live action. Just animate the archive comic series. All the content is ready to be animated. Live action Megaman is a fail.

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  12. This definitely isn't gonna end well. Why's it gotta be live-action 😩 just give us an animation with the OVA artstyle or the Rockmsn.exe anime artstyle. I feel like live action would capture the charm of megaman

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  13. Oh boi! After the masterclass adaptations that were Netflix' live-action Cowboy Bebop and Death Note, I can't wait to see this trainwreck! :D

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  14. We have Mega Man X at home. It's called Robocop.

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  15. Still Better than Megaman X dive xD

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