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After working with Illumination on The Super Mario Bros. Movie – with that partnership continuing in the future – Nintendo is now shifting to live action as part of its collaboration with Sony for The Legend of Zelda.

In an interview with Deadline, Sony Motion Pictures Group chairman Tom Rothman commented on the project. He said that the Zelda movie “is going to be huge for us” and also said it’ll be “massive”.

Mario movie sequel

A brand new animated movie is in production for Super Mario Bros., Nintendo and Illumination have revealed. It will debut on April 3, 2026.

Just like The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto and Illumination’s Chris Meledandri will act as producers. Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic will be directing while Matthew Fogel is writing the project.

Here’s the full announcement for the new movie, which was made as part of MAR10 Day:

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie has picked up a few nominations for the 2024 Golden Globes, including Best Animated Film.

Nintendo and Illumination’s project will be battling it out against five other movies. The Boy and the Heron, Elemental, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Suzume, and Wish are also nominated.

Zelda movie director Wes Ball

Wes Ball, the director of the upcoming movie based on The Legend of Zelda, has commented on what he’s going for with the film, saying that he’s aiming for “a live-action Miyazaki.” Hayao Miyazaki is the co-founder of Studio Ghibli and led the way on acclaimed animated films such as Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, and My Neighbor Totoro.

Ball spoke to EW about the project while he oversees postproduction on Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. He said his vision is “this awesome fantasy-adventure movie that isn’t like Lord of the Rings, it’s its own thing. I’ve always said, I would love to see a live-action Miyazaki. That wonder and whimsy that he brings to things, I would love to see something like that.”

Zelda movie Shigeru Miyamoto

Shigeru Miyamoto has commented further on the recently-announced live-action movie based on The Legend of Zelda. This comes as part of a Q&A session that took place during Nintendo’s financial results briefing this week.

Miyamoto previously indicated that the project has been in the works for many years, but he has since clarified that he’s been talking with Avi Arad for about ten years. He also spoke about taking the proper time to create something Nintendo is satisfied with.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie Netflix

If you’re looking for another streaming option with The Super Mario Bros. Movie, you’ll be happy to hear that it will be joining Netflix very soon. The platform announced today that it can be seen on its service starting December 3, 2023.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie previously appeared on Peacock. It’s taken a few months for the film to begin reaching some of the other prominent streaming services as a deal prevented it from going elsewhere. You should be able to watch The Super Mario Bros. Movie on Netflix over the next ten months. Expect it to return on Peacock for another four months after that.

Mario movie Peacock streaming release date

The Super Mario Bros. Movie had a lengthy run in theaters, but it’ll soon be making its first appearance on streaming services with a release date set for Peacock next month. Reports are emerging that the film goes live on August 3, 2023.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie previously premiered in theaters this past April. It’s had a hugely successful run since then. For one thing, it’s the highest-grossing video game adaptation of all time. The film is also the third-highest grossing animated film in history, and the top-grossing title of the year to date. Over $1.3 billion in revenue was generated.

Will you be watching The Super Mario Bros. Movie when it hits Peacock in August? Let us know in the comments below.


Zelda movie rumor Universal Illumination

Original (6/8): According to reliable Hollywood insider Jeff Sneider, Universal is closing in on a movie deal for The Legend of Zelda.

If accurate and things materialize, it will be the next parntership between Nintendo and Illumination. The two sides just released The Super Mario Bros. Movie a couple of months ago to massive succes.

Original (5/14): Based on the latest box office numbers for The Super Mario Bros. Movie, it’s now the fourth-highest grossing animated film ever. It took over that achievement from Minions.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie has earned $536 million domestically. In total, it’s collected $1.21 million.

Sebastian Maniscalco Mario movie

The Super Mario Bros. Movie ultimately cast Chris Pratt as the voice of Mario, but it turns out Sebastian Maniscalco also threw his hat into the ring in hopes of nabbing the role.

Maniscalco recently appeared on Live with Kelly and Mark, and one of the hosts asks how he didn’t end up playing Nintendo’s plumber. He revealed that he actually read for Mario, but was given the role of Spike instead. For what it’s worth, Maniscalco believes Pratt “did a great job.”

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