In 1987, Capcom released the original Mega Man. It was well-received by both gamers and critics, but it was not much of a financial success. Over the course of the next year, however, Mega Man 2 was developed as a labour of love by Keiji Inafune and it became a worldwide hit and a defining moment in gaming for NES players in 1989. As of March 31, 2015, the series has sold approximately thirty million copies worldwide, and is often cited as one of the most renowned video game franchises of all time. There’s been a comic book and an animated series dedicated to the Blue Bomber and now he’s about to make the leap to the big screen. According to The Tracking Board, 20th Century Fox and Chernin Entertainment have started development with the same producing team behind the recent Planet of the Apes films. The news comes a couple of months after it was reported that there is a new animated series in development for 2017, leaving many to believe that it will be a timed release with this movie. Mega Man has a rich history and a loyal following so it will be interesting to see how well they adapt the Mega Man lore. Let’s hope this production doesn’t fall through.