Mario movie possible by 2020, announcement might be soon

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I’m still not quite sure what a Super Mario Bros. movie looks like, but in Nintendo’s new quest to monetize its IP better we’re definitely going to be getting one. The real question is when and what it will even look like. Can you imagine sitting through an entire film of Mario speaking? I cringe.

The when part of that question may actually turn out to be sooner than you think. In an interview, President Tatsumi Kimishima said that Nintendo is working to iron out the details with a film studio as we speak, and if those details done get ironed then we could hear about the film very soon. He also said that that would put the movie on track for a 2020 release, which is far sooner than I thought… but I thought this would never get made in the first place so anything is far sooner than I thought.

The rumors still swirl that Illumination Entertainment, the folks behind Despicable Me and the Minions, would make the film with Nintendo heavily involved. Sadly, that probably means we won’t get anything as weird as the last attempt at doing this, but it could turn out to be a quality film none the less. Even if you hate Minions the studio has done some great animated work over the years. Of course that’s all still up in the air until we get any sort of actual confirmation on anything. 

Super Mario Bros. movie should be ready for 2020! [Japanese Nintendo]

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