Nintendo’s decision to produce a follow-up movie to the highly successful Super Mario Bros. Movie, which grossed over $1 billion at the box office, has led to the announcement of a new Mario movie currently in development. Set for release on April 3rd, 2026, the movie will continue to explore the world established in the first film. Illumination Studios Paris, the team behind the first movie, is actively storyboarding the sequel under the direction of Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, with animation set to begin soon.

With the confirmation of a live-action Legend of Zelda film in development, Nintendo is expanding its movie ventures beyond the realm of Mario. Wes Ball, known for his work on the Maze Runner trilogy and the upcoming Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, will direct the Legend of Zelda film, with Avi Arad and Shigeru Miyamoto serving as producers. The addition of Zelda to Nintendo’s movie lineup shows a commitment to bringing beloved gaming characters to the big screen.

In addition to the exciting movie announcements, Nintendo also revealed some upcoming gaming expansions and remasters. Fans can look forward to the release of the Switch remake of Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door on May 23rd, along with Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD, a remaster of the 3DS title Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, on June 27th. Furthermore, on March 12th, the Nintendo Switch Online Game Boy collection will be expanded to include the classic game Dr. Mario, providing players with a nostalgic gaming experience on their modern console.

As Nintendo continues to expand its entertainment offerings into the realms of movies and gaming, the future looks bright for fans of the iconic gaming company. The upcoming Mario movie promises to further immerse audiences in the vibrant world of the beloved characters, while the announcement of a Zelda film opens the door to even more exciting cinematic adventures. With new gaming expansions and remasters on the horizon, Nintendo is solidifying its position as a powerhouse in the entertainment industry, delighting fans with fresh content across multiple mediums.


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