New Street Fighter movie’s release date but no team attached
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New Street Fighter movie’s release date but no team attached

Jun 27, 2024 9:12 AM

The new live-action Street Fighter movie from Capcom and Legendary Pictures has received a release date of March 20, 2026, despite recent setbacks with the departure of directors Danny and Michael Philippou due to scheduling conflicts. Sony Pictures is committed to the release date, demonstrating forward momentum for the project. Legendary Pictures, known for success with Dune: Part Two and Godzilla x Kong, as well as past video game adaptations like Warcraft and Detective Pikachu, will be instrumental in bringing the beloved fighting game franchise to the big screen. However, the lack of officially announced writers or a new director creates some uncertainty about the project's development timeline.

Will the new Street Fighter movie capture the energy of the recent games?

Given the recent surge in popularity of the Street Fighter series, particularly with the success of Street Fighter 6, there is potential for the new movie to capture some of this energy. The involvement of Legendary Pictures, which has a track record of handling big-screen adaptations well, adds to the hope. However, the ultimate success will depend heavily on the screenplay and direction, elements that are currently not publicly finalized.


The Street Fighter franchise began in 1987 and has grown into one of the most iconic fighting game series with numerous sequels and spin-offs. The film adaptation aims to capitalize on this legacy, especially with Street Fighter 6 rejuvenating interest through its accessible yet competitive gameplay and robust post-launch support. Previous film adaptations have had mixed success, with the 1994 Street Fighter movie gaining a cult following despite mixed reviews. Capcom likely hopes this new adaptation will surpass its predecessors in both critical and commercial reception.

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Rolling R!ck Rolling R!ck commented on: 2024-06-27 09:36:05
It's exciting to see Legendary Pictures bringing their expertise to the new Street Fighter movie, given their solid track record with adaptations. However, the uncertainty around the screenplay and director could be a hurdle; fingers crossed they find the right team to truly capture the game's essence
N3rdo N3rdo commented on: 2024-06-27 09:30:03
Stoked to see Street Fighter getting another shot on the big screen Legendary's track record is promising, but they gotta nail the direction and screenplay to really capture the essence of the games. ✊🎮
Miss Peachy Miss Peachy commented on: 2024-06-27 09:24:03
Fingers crossed that Legendary Pictures can bring the same magic to the Street Fighter movie as they did with Detective Pikachu With the right screenplay and direction, this could be the adaptation fans have been waiting for.
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