Nintendo fans rejoice! The beloved video game character Mega Man is reportedly getting a movie, courtesy of Netflix.

Forget your PlayStation and your Xbox: kids of the 1990s will remember the console battle waged between Sega and Nintendo as the war to end all wars. (Spoiler: To use a pro wrestling analogy, it was declared a ‘no-contest’ because whilst they were furiously grappling, Sony snuck in with a steel chair called ‘PlayStation’ and caused all kinds of havoc.)

Anyway, that memorable battle looks set to be revived on cinema screens in the coming decade: Sega has already released its first Sonic The Hedgehog movie, with another one on the way. The blue hedgehog’s fiercest rival from Nintendo, Mario, that Italian plumber, also had a movie heading for release.

Now though, Nintendo might be about to gain the upper hand in the battle, with the news that Netflix is reportedly working on bringing another classic Nintendo character to life, in the form of Mega Man.

Whispers of a movie featuring the cute blue android have been floating around for some time now, but with the revelation emerging that Netflix is involved, we can be pretty certain this is now the case. The report comes in the wake of Supermarche, a production company working with Netflix, announcing that the project was on their production slate, as you can read here:

“Features in the works include an adaptation of Capcom’s Mega Man for Chernin Entertainment and Netflix, which they wrote and are directing.”

Despite being very popular with gamers, Mega Man has never enjoyed the same profile beyond video games as Mario, who has infamously already appeared in one cinematic adaptation back in 1993’s Super Mario Bros. Hopefully, the news will lead to a formal announcement from Netflix very soon, with some more details as to story, animation style and a release window. We’ll bring you more on this one as we hear it.

IGN

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