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Mario Creator Confirms More Nintendo Movies Are On The Horizon

Following the chart-topping success of The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Nintendo is gearing up to release/produce more movies based on its most prominent franchises, which might give rise to the company’s own cinematic universe. Nintendo’s Representative Director, Shigeru Miyamoto, who’s also known as the creator of iconic Nintendo franchises such as Mario, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, and a few others recently shared an exciting new update surrounding the company’s future movie plans and what it aims to do with its stellar lineup of IPs. While speaking with Japanese outlet Nikkei (as translated by My Nintendo News), Miyamoto said that there’s “no doubt” that Nintendo will continue to make movies based on their biggest IPs.

Miyamoto didn’t delve into the nitty gritty but his comments are a clear indication of where things might be headed at Nintendo. Despite failing to impress the critics, The Super Mario Bros. Movie was a major commercial/box office hit and even went on to snag the biggest opening weekend for an animated movie ever. The film is also on track to earn at least USD $1.2 billion at the global box office, making it one of the most successful animated films of all time.

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So it comes as no surprise that Nintendo wants to capitalize on the hype and churn out more films based on some of its iconic characters and franchises which will further help the company gain a foothold in the filmmaking business. Nintendo is no stranger to adapting films based on its IPs either. The company has met with decent success with previous ventures such as Ryan Reynolds Detective Pikachu movie, which is the third highest-grossing video game adaptation of all time, coming in behind The Super Mario Bros. Movie and 2016’s Warcraft film.

Mario and company aside, The Legend of Zelda franchise is another massive IP that Nintendo can look to adapt to the big screens, presenting us with the live-action version of Link. Another absolute no-brainer option would be a Metroid film or a Donkey Kong animated adventure. All in all, Nintendo has an abundance of great options that could really help the company create its own cinematic universe similar to the likes of Marvel.

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