Cinema video games: Nintendo announces the date for the release of Super Mario Bros. 2: The Movie

Not too long ago, film adaptations of video games caused rejection among the public and surprise among their fans. A series of bad decisions and the poor fidelity of the productions with respect to the versioned products, among many other elements, created a negative current that fortunately has changed during recent years, in which we have seen series like 'uncharted', 'Sonic', 'tomb Raider', 'Pokemon' and of course, 'Super Mario Bros.', which will continue its adventure in theaters on April 3, 2026.

Miyamoto's Word

Who confirms the plans for the premiere of the sequel is none other than the Prince of Asturias Awards of Communication and Humanities 2012 and creator of the franchise, Shigeru Miyamoto, through a publication on the official channels of the Japanese entertainment company. In this scenario, the legendary designer assures that 'Super Mario Bros. 2: The Movie', will premiere “on April 3, 2026 in the United States and other regions.

“We are working on a new animated film based on the world of Super Mario Bros. This film is scheduled to be released on April 3, 2026 in the US and several other regions. Throughout the month of April, the film will also will be released in other territories,” Miyamoto reveals on X (the old Twitter).

Illumination and Nintendo

The production of the new adventure will be carried out by Illumination and Nintendo, who are once again working together to bring the film to life. “We will provide more details when we can tell. Once again, Illumination and Nintendo are working together to expand the world of Mario and bring you a happy and fun story. We hope you enjoy it,” the creator of Mario simply anticipated. The CEO of Illumination Entertainment, Chris Meledandri, also participates in the announcement and highlights that the North American studio is writing the storyboard under the direction of Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic.

Millions at the box office

Taking into account that 'Super Mario Bros.: The Movie' has managed to raise more than $1.36 billion at the box office in theaters around the planet and, in the process, become the most commercially successful video game film of all time. , the production of a sequel was to be expected. The film was also the second highest grossing of 2023, only behind 'Barbie' starring Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, whose collection reached $1.44 billion. It also surpassed the box office figures of 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' and the Oscar-winning 'Oppenheimer'. A success that guarantees new and more ambitious opportunities on the big screen.