Nothing will stop the giant Netflix’s appetite for destruction. Nothing. While the adaptations drawn from the video game multiply, the poor Mega Man could also pay the price.
The road continues to be winding and strewn with pitfalls for Capcom’s Blue Bomber: in 2017, the publisher expressed his desire to bring the Mega Man saga to the big screen, by entrusting the project to 20th Century Fox and to screenwriters Henry Joost and Rel Schulman. A few rounds of calendar later, the plans may well have changed, and Dr. Wily’s not.
Robots strike back
Indeed, the two screenwriters seem to have let slip a bit of information (since deleted) on the website of their production company: Supermarket (In french in the text). In a passage saved by the site Rockman corner, the duo suggests that the film could now take the form of a series broadcast on the Netflix platform:
Henry, Rel and their in-house producer Orlee-Rose Strauss continue to be active. Among their current projects is an adaptation of Capcom’s hero Mega Man for Chernin Entertainment and Netflix., that they script and direct.
This part of the sentence now disappeared therefore suggests that the film could perhaps be broadcast directly in streaming, rather than going through a theatrical release, a step that we now know to be very delicate, the fault of a famous crowned virus. , which makes the situation ever more uncertain …
Release in 20XX
While waiting to discover if the blow started as quickly from a discharge of Mega Buster, remember that the film Mega Man was reinforced with the arrival of another screenwriter, Mattson Tomlin, who expressed his desires to explore the depths of the Blue Bomber:
In the same way with any other character, you have to think of him as if he were a real person. My way of doing things has always been to ask myself: what makes a story compelling? And what is the real soul of this character? We all know him as that cartoonish Blue Bomber who jumps and shoots. Visually, the character will appeal to fans of the video game, but do they know what is actually playing in it? What can this character really go through?
The film will be universal, primal and moving, so that everyone can somehow identify with. So I’m really excited about this script, what the guys are going to do with this movie and I hope we can talk about it soon.
Whether or not the film airs on Netflix, let’s hope the soundtrack is up to par, just to do the show proud. For its part, Capcom recently apologized for not having celebrated its twentieth anniversary with dignity. What gives hope to all of humanity? Who knows…