Nintendo excites fans with “huge step” into movie industry


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The Super Mario Bros. Movie. is set to release in April 2023.

AJ Cherico, Club Member

Nintendo fans are buzzing about the new movie announcement of The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

This movie is set to release in April 2023 starring the voices of well known actors such as Chris Pratt, Jack Black, Seth Rogan, and Keegan Michael Key. 

This movie will represent a huge step into the movie industry for Nintendo as it will be the first movie under their new production company, Nintendo Productions. This seems like a gateway to release movies for everyone’s favorite video game characters, like Kirby, Starfox, Samus, and Zelda.

Other movies featuring Nintendo characters, such as Detective Pikachu, Sonic the Hedgehog 1, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2, have already been released, but they were made by different production companies.

If Nintendo follows Super Mario Bros. with movies about its other characters, this would be a huge development, and it possibly could pick up the slack created by the Marvel franchise.

Even though Marvel is not what it used to be, it is still one of the greatest franchises of all time. They perfected their debut movies.

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, fans have seen all their heroes go on their own adventures and then team up in one movie. That movie was Avengers Endgame, one of the most popular movies of the decade.

For Nintendo to reach that level of popularity, they have to base their “team up” movie on one of their most iconic video games, Super Smash Bros. This game consists of every Nintendo character, good or evil, teaming up or fighting against each other in the characters’ familiar lands. 

If Nintendo follows through with this timeline, they would have a chance to be the most successful movie franchise of the next decade.