Way back in 2015, then 20th Century Fox announced that Chernin Entertainment and Capcom had begun production of a live action Mega Man movie. Peter Chernin, producer of the 2011 reboot of Planet of the Apes, Hidden Figures, and The Greatest Showman, is to oversee development, along with Ryan Harrigan , David Ready (Red Sparrow), and Michael Fifner. Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman were brought on board to direct, and Heroes star Masi Oka is also attached to the project as a producer.
At the time, it was reported that Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox's assets, many of the video game related film projects were to be cancelled. In an interview IGN hosted at ComicCon@Home, Joost and Schulman spoke about while there isn't a formal announcement, some big news is expected to be happening.
It was confirmed early 2020 that Project Power writer Mattson Tomlin was brought on board the team to work on the script. The good news for fans interested is that the Mega Man movie still appears to be on track. This was a part of broadening the appeal of the Blue Bomber's brand since his return to video games with Mega Man 11 released in 2018. An animated series, Mega Man Fully Charged, ran for one season in 2019, and while it was a very well structured alternative telling of Mega Man lore, reports of a fallout between the series' animation studio and company has put the cartoon in an indefinite hiatus with a cliffhanger ending.
Can a Mega Man movie capture the same lightning in a bottle Jeff Fowler's Sonic the Hedgehog did earlier this year and ride that momentum?