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Today has been an interesting day for the Super Mario Bros. movie. There hasn’t been a ton of news about the film itself, but we’ve heard Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri talking about the project.

All of today’s comments came from a Variety report. The site snuck in an interesting little tidbit that has since been making the rounds, specifically regarding a release window. Variety states that the Mario movie “will be in theaters by 2022.”

Nintendo nor Illumination have not provided an official release window. But since Variety was speaking with Meledandri, perhaps the publication was given that timeline directly.

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Earlier today, we heard Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri speaking about the challenges of making a Mario movie. He actually had a bit more to say about the project, including Shigeru Miyamoto’s role.

As we know, Miyamoto is acting as a producer. Meledandri says that Illumination is “keeping him front and center in the creation of this film.”

It was nearly a year ago that Nintendo announced an animated Mario movie. Illumination, the company behind the Despicable Me franchise, will be leading the way on its creation. While some may have concerns about how it will turn out, we at least know that Shigeru Miyamoto will be co-producing.

In an interview with Variety, Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri spoke about the upcoming film. He believes the main issue with the panned Super Mario Bros. movie from 1993 is that the original creators weren’t involved – which won’t be the case this time around.

Wreck-It Ralph was heavy on gaming cameos, which definitely made sense given the nature of the movie. Nintendo went as far as to lend Bowser for the film. There was some hope that Mario would appear in the sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet, but sadly it wasn’t meant to be.

Speaking with Inside the Magic, story artist Jason Hand confirmed that Mario won’t be showing up in Ralph Breaks the Internet in any fashion. Hand wasn’t able to offer a specific reason why they couldn’t get the rights to Mario, saying that it’s “above my pay grade.”

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A new video is in for the English version of Pokemon the Movie: The Power of Us. Check out the film’s full trailer below.

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Capcom is taking Mega Man to the big screen. Today, the company announced that its well-known franchise is getting the Hollywood movie treatment.

As of now, the project is simply known as Mega Man. It’ll be written and directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, with 20th Century Fox handling distribution. Chernin Entertainment, responsible for the Planet of the Apes series, will be in charge of producing with Masi Oka.

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Update: Perhaps Jim Carrey isn’t pictured after all? IGN’s Amanda Flagg says we’re actually looking at Frank C Turner. If we hear otherwise, we’ll let you know.


Original: Filming of the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie is underway, and we have a new set of photos showing Jim Carrey and James Marsden in their roles. The two are playing Ivo Robotnik / Dr. Eggman and Tom Wachowski (a sarcastic sheriff) respectively.

Below are the photos:

The Sonic the Hedgehog film debuts on November 8, 2019.

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In the lead up to the release of Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph 2 in theaters this November, the company’s marketing efforts are now turning focus towards the film. As such, attractions and even music are being transitioned over throughout Disney World’s new Play Zone at Epcot to reflect the upcoming release.

While no official confirmation has been made by Nintendo or Disney at this point, the attentive ears of Attractions Magazine on Twitter have caught on video what sounds like a new orchestration of the Super Mario Kart theme playing at the park.

Detective Pikachu will be the very first, official live-action Pokemon movie. Yet even though Ash Ketchum has largely been associated with the series thanks to the anime, the film will feature a different character instead.

When asked by IGN why Ash Ketchum isn’t in the movie, director Rob Letterman explained:

At the Pokemon World Championships today, a small update was given for the Detective Pikachu movie. The final title is simply Pokemon Detective Pikachu, and we have a first look at the logo above.

Pokemon Detective Pikachu will debut next summer.

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