Wait, a Mega Man Movie in the Works? Should we be Worried?

You’re damn right you should be, because Fox is the one behind it! Okay, I take that back. That is too quick of a judgment without the proper knowledge to back up that attack.

So far, we know that Chernin Entertainment— the people who worked on the Planet of the Apes movies— are involved. Sigh. Alright, I am going to look at this from a visual stand point. The visual effects in Planet of the Apes were amazing.

My inner geek is losing all of his hair thinking about 20th Century Fox touching one of my favorite franchises, but I’m trying to fight him. Video game movies aren’t all bad. Right? RIGHT?!”

Let me wipe away my tears.

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What I am Afraid Fox might Do to Mega Man….Gross

Alright. Let’s play a game I like to call “What If We Had Control?

In this game, we grab a genie bottle and wish to have full creative control over our favorite movies. How would I tackle this project? Who would write it? What should the casting be? These are all good questions. The plan is to make this imaginary movie a dream come true for all gamers.

The Story as we Know it:

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Back in the late 80’s, Akira Kitamura and Keiji Inafune brought us a kid robot named Rockman. In the game, Rockman was invented in the year 20XX by a scientist named Doctor Light. Light wanted to make life easier for us and designed robots to help humanity. After an incident results in the loss of his first creation, Protoman, Light creates two sibling bots: “Rock” and his sister “Roll.”

With the success of Rock and Roll, Light went on to create six industrial robots with specific abilities. Among them, you have robots like Cut Man, a timber felling robot with deadly scissor blades; Flame Man, who was designed for waste management and is all about the fire; and Guts Man who is a construction bot.

Things take a turn for the worse as Light’s former colleague, Doctor Wily, steals the robot plans to create a vast and evil army— even turning Light’s other creations against him. Desperate times call for a hero, so Doctor Light transforms Rock into “Rockman”; the ultimate battle droid.
Rockman could shoot “solar bullets” from a canon in his arm, and could also take the powers of his enemies to utilize for his own means in tactical combat. This comes in handy when dealing with bosses in the game. When you obtain the abilities of the other androids, the boss of that level would be weak against it.

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Once imported to the U.S., “Rockman” became “Mega Man.” (The change makes sense, because most of the robots are named for their abilities.) In Mega Man, the freedom of the world rests with your capable Mega Buster arm canon, your trusty dog Rush, and your sister Roll.

Don’t go Changing!

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To paraphrase my good friend Prinn:

“R…U…SERIOUS?…CAPCOM YOU B***H! Them b****s are going into the hole, so they sold Mega Man out!”

You see that, Fox and Chernin? You have your story. If you plan to change anything, I would suggest making it more rough. When you think about it, Mega Man is like an animated version of The Terminator, except there is no time travel. (Okay, there is actually a time travel story in Mega Man, but we are not getting into that right now.)

I want to know what is so hard in following the base story? We can accept minor changes if it fits well with the story. By that, I do not mean at the end you make Dr. Wily have some weird revelation to become good again, like was done with Astro Boy. “Disappointing”

Don’t even think of making Roll Mega Man’s girlfriend—you sick bastards. You already have good material and are capable of keeping it interesting without adding nonsense that would not fit the story, or Americanize it too much. I would suggest having the fight choreography and visual effects done by the Wachowski’s. Their track record showing off action and future tech is amazing.”

Casting: AKA The Fun Part.

This is where things get tough. In all honesty, I would go fully animated with this movie.

In live action, the biggest problem is picking the right actors for each role. I would like an Asian cast on this one—at least for some characters— even though not all the characters look Asian. I also think cosplayers could play some of the roles. Some of the roles should also be played by women, because actresses like Tilda Swinton prove that women can play as both men and women damn well.

  • Mega Man, the hero of this story, would be played by… I have no clue. This one is tough because you have to factor in age. Which look should we go for? I am thinking fourteen-year-to-15-year-old-looking Mega Man. Some might want an eight-to-eleven-year-old Mega Man.
  • Doctor Wily has to be played by Christopher Lloyd. He knows how to play a villain too damn well, and he can definitely pull off the “crazy scientist” look.
  • Doctor Light; I would pick Mark Addy. He was in A Knights Tale and The Full Monty. He has played a friendly-type person in many movies before. He also kind of looks like Doctor Light.
  • Roll; I would definitely pick Miss Gidget, one of my favorite cosplayers, who has that cute factor and tough attitude as well. Can she act? I am pretty sure she can. Gidget, like a lot of cosplayers, is pretty good at conveying the spirit of the character.”

What do you guys think? Am I totally wrong? Who would you have cast instead?

Check Yourself, Fox!

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So far, most of the information we have is rumour. Mega Man is a long-time fan-favorite, and I would not be surprised if there is a script in the works as I write this. Please do not give us another Dragon Ball Revolution, Super Mario Bros, or Astro Boy. We have had enough of bad video game movies— and it should not be hard to give us a functional one. All we can do now is wait, get mad, worry, and curse-out the creators, even though we don’t have much to go on. That is the civilized thing to do, right? Stay frosty!

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5 Responses to Wait, a Mega Man Movie in the Works? Should we be Worried?

  1. jaganar says:

    only two anime titles ever made it overseas with almost no damage ill give you a minute to think on who that is….

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    1) Speed Racer
    2) Evangelion ( aka Pacific Rim which was NErv vs lovecraftian horrors) .

    every thing else has been a train wreck even astroboy which no one remembers except for a lot of toys i found in a dollar store in allerton a few months after the movie came out ( and i mean actual toys not bootlegs).

    i only trust deltoro to do megaman right (but we all know that fox wont get him cus they ***AND FORGIVE ME FOR BURYING MEGAMAN WITH THIS**have to get the career killer **shamalan** to do it or a guy who did a lot of found footage movies cus those directors are hot right now >__>)

    when you think about it , these days they could just hire the writer for the megaman fanfilms (as THE ROCKER proves holywood checks youtube a lot) but no they want to end it all and give us traumatic crap like TEKKEN -USA or DBZ-USA or JEM (which is just a YOUTUBE STAR with zero things from back in the day) rather than trust a fanbase .
    a lot of fan movies (ash vs evil dead /dc dead , batman vs predator, predator dark ages) show holywood how its done , but rather than pay for the idea and give audiences what we want they try and go with their *established* formula ; and that today means more found footage cus audiences are dumb as *censored* with the attentionspan of a goldfish .

    im praying that you did see CASSHERN when japan did it right 🙂 …when in doubt just give it back to papa J cus more times than not japan will treat their titles with respect and give fans what we want ( looking at you toho )

    • Yea, but logically speaking they will never hire someone with the capacity to do a great movie. I don’t know why that is, but thats how hollywood works in some cases.

      • jaganar says:

        its at times like this that i wish JAPAN would show us how its done ( CASHAN ROBOT HUNTER,GACHAMAN) cus they are all furious at us for torpedoing their franchises to death *with the exception of BIOHAZARD – usa , which i actually enjoy*

        dont get me started about THUNDERTHIGHS godzilla *bleh*

  2. Sakurai Kojima Mikami says:

    Well, since Roll and Megaman are not biologically related and dont have physicall traits that would make us think they are related I dont see the problem even if have same builder, a problem would be if they really looked like brother and sister like astroboy and uran and just to let you know astroboy and uran have different builder/creator; and is hilarious that this pairing is unacceptable to the same people who want to ship RollxBass despite the fact that Roll looks like a little kid of about 9-11 and Bass has the constitution and the face of a teenager about 16 years old; and is also funny that in Archi Comics from USa version the authors are despicting Iceman having a crush on Roll but treating Roll and Megaman as sbling which makes the icemanxroll awkward since that also would make him Rolls sibling since h was also created by Dr Light

    This kind of sort resembles a situation where kids could have been created by artificial fecundation in vitro with different semen and ovum samples and each kid being the result of different mix combinations of these samples; and its not like these kids will be related just because they have the same creator

    And well, its not like RollxMegaman hasnt been officially suggested by Capcom in games like Megaman Powered Up where copy Roll teases Roll about her feeling for Megaman and original Roll basically confirms this with a quote she does while using the valentine custome:

    Even official japanese mangas approved by Capcom have clear indications of a crush from Roll to Megaman:

    http://pre15.deviantart.net/7d68/th/pre/i/2016/005/c/9/megaman_8__megamanxroll_valentine_part1_by_resleon-d9mup4b.jpg

    http://pre06.deviantart.net/5246/th/pre/i/2016/005/4/2/megaman_8__megamanxroll_valentine_part6_by_resleon-d9mup5n.jpg

    http://pre00.deviantart.net/4aa1/th/pre/i/2016/005/5/a/megaman_8__megamanxroll_valentine_part7_by_resleon-d9muq7z.jpg

    http://pre08.deviantart.net/6367/th/pre/i/2016/005/d/d/megaman_8__megamanxroll_valentine_part8_by_resleon-d9mup62.jpg

    http://pre00.deviantart.net/a9cb/th/pre/i/2016/005/4/b/megaman_8__megamanxroll_valentine_part10_by_resleon-d9mup6k.jpg

    http://pre13.deviantart.net/32c9/th/pre/i/2016/005/2/f/megaman_8__megamanxroll_valentine_part15_by_resleon-d9mup86.jpg

    http://pre13.deviantart.net/9435/th/pre/i/2016/005/4/f/megaman_8__megamanxroll_valentine_part16_by_resleon-d9mup8h.jpg

    http://pre05.deviantart.net/8121/th/pre/i/2016/009/6/0/megaman_and_bass_mini_comic_final_by_resleon-d9nc1w3.jpg

    http://pre12.deviantart.net/ac0e/th/pre/i/2016/009/9/9/megaman_and_bass__rescue_roll_part10_by_resleon-d9nc539.jpg

    http://pre00.deviantart.net/acfc/th/pre/i/2016/009/1/b/megaman_and_bass__rescue_roll_part13_by_resleon-d9nc789.jpg

    http://pre09.deviantart.net/700c/th/pre/i/2016/009/b/0/megaman_and_bass__rescue_roll_part14_by_resleon-d9nc55v.jpg

    http://pre10.deviantart.net/9190/th/pre/i/2016/009/0/8/megaman_and_bass__rescue_roll_part15_by_resleon-d9nc7lw.jpg

    http://pre13.deviantart.net/3317/th/pre/i/2016/009/2/0/megaman_and_bass__rescue_roll_part17_by_resleon-d9nc7zr.jpg

    http://pre04.deviantart.net/c07d/th/pre/i/2016/009/e/e/megaman_and_bass__rescue_roll_part19_by_resleon-d9nc84z.jpg

    http://pre11.deviantart.net/f0e1/th/pre/i/2016/009/9/7/megaman_and_bass__rescue_roll_part20_ending_by_resleon-d9nc85d.jpg

    Even the Megaman Officical Complete Works(done by same guy who made megamix and gigamix) has pics that despict Roll having romantic feelings for megaman:

    http://media.tumblr.com/802f5348f37df5d865ed1586f9a3bb44/tumblr_inline_mhwsh0N8Uu1qz4rgp.png

    http://media.tumblr.com/8fd6da4ffdd3c28d3888eae06f3886c3/tumblr_inline_mhwsg8OYjj1qz4rgp.png

    • Damn is part of what I have to say because you went in on the knowledge and I approve. Honestly the roll in love with megaman thing is not uncommon since in the Japanese animes they do that a lot where the sister or brother have some weird love for their own siblings. You are correct they technically are not related, but the stories have changed a lot even in MegaMan NTWarrior where Roll is Mega’s Friend and they have a love interest a bit. So yes I do agree now that they could spark some romance if they follow a different storyline.

      In movies stories change where I would be okay with some slight tweaks not too much to ruin the story, but enough to still be enjoyable. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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