New Mega Man Cartoon On Track for 2017

Big news today for the Blue Bomber, as we approach his 30th anniversary -- and interesting, too, following the news that Mega Man Star Force is now on Viz's Neon Alley.

Image courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter

Ben 10 creator Man of Action Entertainment, whose members Joe Casey, Duncan Rouleau, Joe Kelly and Steven T. Seagle are pictured above, is joining forces with Dentsu Entertainment USA to bring Mega Man back to television airwaves with a brand-new cartoon scheduled for 2017 -- the Blue Bomber's 30th anniversary. That said, they're still looking for a network to air the show.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

"The 1990s Mega Man TV series was cool and different than other series targeted at kids during that time," said Rouleau, whose Man of Action also counts Disney XD's Ultimate Spider-Man and Marvel's Avengers Assemble among its credits. "It featured great action, but also brought the laughs. Mega Man is a character that is even more relevant for today’s kids and we are really looking forward to creating something new that still respects the long tradition of the character."

Of the creators' pedigree, adds:

Man of Action is a studio made up of names that should be a familiar to comic book fans, such as Joe Kelly (Deadpool, I Kill Giants), Joe Casey (WildC.A.T.s, Cable), Steven T. Seagle (It’s A Bird..., Uncanny X-Men), and Duncan Rouleau (The Nightmarist).

Unfortunately, further details -- such as just which of the seven different Mega Man series the cartoon will actually be based on -- have yet to be presented.

Of further interest may be the fact that this announcement comes just shy of a year after Comcept announced their own partnership with Digital Frontier for a Mighty No. 9 animated series, scheduled for the second quarter of 2016. Could we see a potential Pokémon/Digimon situation arise from this?

Thanks to my wife, Nadia at Tiny Girl Tiny Games, as well as Mighty No. X, Spin Attaxx, GeminiSparkSP, Murkman, Michael Batista, and Thor Thorvaldson for the tips!