Super Mario Movie post credits
Screenshot via Illumination

The Super Mario Bros. Movie post-credits scene, explained

Is there a post-credit scene in The Super Mario Bros. Movie?

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After years of anticipation, The Super Mario Bros. Movie is finally here, and it seems the world is ready for it. The movie is raking in the dough at the box office, setting new records for animation powerhouse Illumination and parent company NBC Universal. It’s bound to be one of the top-grossing films of 2023, which in this day and age means a sequel is likely on the way. In many modern movies, sequels are teased in the mid-credits or post-credits scenes. But just because a director adds those scenes to their movie doesn’t mean it’s necessarily going to happen (see Black Adam). So the question is does The Super Mario Bros. Movie have a post-credits scene that teases a possible sequel?

Super Mario Movie Mid Credits Scene

The movie actually has two scenes in the credits. The first one is a mid-credits scene featuring Bowser singing an updated version of his song “Peaches.” Bowser dropped this ballad halfway through the film on his way to propose to Princess Peach, and in this mid-credits scene, he adds Mario, Luigi, and Donkey Kong to the lyrics. Of course, following his defeat at the hands of the Super Mario Bros., the camera pulls back from Bowser’s song to show he’s still feeling the effects of the Mini Mushroom. Trapped in a little gold cage inside Peach’s Castle, he remains a “pet turtle” for the Princess.

Super Mario Movie Post Credits Scene

For those who stick around the entire film, there is another short scene at the end of the credits. This one takes us back to the secret underground sewer where Mario and Luigi first discovered the iconic green pipe. As the camera zooms through this area, it stops on one artifact from the Mushroom Kingdom that didn’t make its way back to its own world: a Yoshi egg. As the scene ends, the egg begins to crack and you can hear a Yoshi should its name (or species? or both?) as the screen goes black.

For those unfamiliar with gaming’s greatest green dinosaur, Yoshi made his debut in Super Mario World for the SNES in 1990. He proved to be a quite popular addition to the Super Mario franchise and has gone on to star in his own spin-off series.

One of the criticisms of The Super Mario Bros. Movie is the lack of Yoshi in the main film outside of a blink-and-you-miss-it stop on Yoshi’s Island. With this egg hatching in Brooklyn, it might be the driving force behind an inevitable sequel.


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