DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that a live-action Mega Man film is soon invading Hollywood? Capcom has announced that a Mega Man film is soon coming. It is going to written and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman of Paranormal Activity 3 and 4. It will be produced by Chernin Entertainment and Masi Oka. The film is going to be distributed by 20th Century Fox. With this upcoming film, Capcom aims to appeal to a much diverse audience. This audience includes more people and not just game players. Capcom's goal is to incorporate the Mega Man franchise into a grand production value that Hollywood provides.
This is not Mega Man's first contact with Western media. Mega Man's first television appearances were produced for the American market. The first one was Captain N: The Game Master (1989-91). This was followed by Mega Man (1994-95), the first series to be based in the Mega Man universe. A series titled Mega Man: Fully Charged also began airing in 2018. This was also an American produced animated series based on the classic series. The upcoming Mega Man Hollywood film has been planned since 2015 and many are excited about its release. With the history of video games not being well translated into films, this upcoming one is going to be anticipated a lot. It is yet to be seen if hardcore video game fans will get to appreciate Hollywood adaptations just as they love their video games.