The Batman Screenwriter To Pen Script For New Mega Man Film

Mega Man finally seems some forward movement from Capcom, with Mattson Tomlin set to pen the script after working on The Batman film.
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There hasn’t been a lot of noise since the announcement that a new Mega Man film was being released under Capcom and 20th Century Fox, but that has just changed.

Buried deep in a new The Hollywood Reporter article, it was revealed that the film had found its screenwriter. Mattson Tomlin, who has mainly worked in short films and is one of the writers on the new Batman movie starring Robert Pattinson, is attached to write the upcoming video game vehicle as well.

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Currently, the directors attached to the film project are Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, who made their names from the extremely compelling Catfish documentary, and then went on to direct films like Paranormal Activity and Nerve. The film is being produced by Chernin Entertainment who are the studio behind Underwater and the Oscar-nominated Ford Vs Ferrari. 

It was revealed in a Polygon article back in 2018 that 20th Century Fox was also helming the project. However, since Disney’s acquisition of the studio, there have been many changes to franchises and films along Fox’s release schedule. In the end, we will have to wait and see on the status of this new Mega Man film. 

Are you excited for another video game character to come your way on the big screen, or already exhausted just thinking about Sonic? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned to The Illuminerdi to hear about the latest developments on the new Mega Man movie. 


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Kyle Goldfinch

im a pop culture nerd, who spends way too much money and time at the movies. Im also an aspiring filmmaker.