Sonic movie director wants to make a Smash Bros. film
Posted on April 7, 2022 by Brian(@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News
Cinematic universes and connecting characters is a big part of the movie industry, but we’ve seen to see Nintendo tackle the idea with something like Super Smash Bros., which is a gaming franchise famous for its crossovers. However, there is at least one notable director out there with experience who would like to give it a shot.
Jeff Fowler is just coming off the Sonic the Hedgehog 2 film which he directed. In an interview with Comicbook, he was asked about giving Smash Bros. the movie treatment. Here’s what he said in response:
“Nothing would make me happier than to just throw all the characters into a battle royale and do a big Smash Bros. thing. That would probably require some work from the lawyers before that could happen.”
Fowler also addressed possible interest in featuring Mario and Sonic together in a movie. Regarding that, he noted: “Getting Mario and Sonic in the ring, I mean everyone would be kinda dying for that, right? That’s just classic.”
Nintendo has yet to do much within the movie industry, but that’s starting to change. Detective Pikachu came out in 2019 and we’ll finally be seeing Illumination’s Super Mario animated movie at the end of this year – the cast has some notable names involved including Chris Pratt as Mario, and we have the full list of confirmed actors here.