The Super Mario Bros. Movie Sequel Is Set To Hit Theaters In 2026

The Super Mario Bros. Movie sequel is set to hit theaters in 2026. Shigeru Miyamoto made the announcement that the next installment in the franchise is starting animation soon, with a planned release date set for April 2026.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie Sequel

The Super Mario Bros. Movie Sequel

The success of the Super Mario Bros. Movie paved the way for a sequel, as Nintendo and Illumination Entertainment announced that the next installment is currently in development. Shigeru Miyamoto from Nintendo and Chris Meledandri from Illumination shared details in a new video, revealing that the movie is scheduled for release on April 3rd, 2026.

Meledandri disclosed that Illumination Studios Paris, responsible for the first film, is already storyboarding the sequel under the direction of Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic. Animation is set to commence shortly, with the movie slated for release in the US and various global markets on April 3rd, followed by select territories throughout the rest of the month.

What to Watch Out For In the Sequel

Miyamoto emphasized that the sequel will continue to explore the vibrant and entertaining world established in the first movie, promising a bright and fun storyline.

The live-action Legend of Zelda Film Confirmed

Following the announcement of a live-action Legend of Zelda film in November, Nintendo now has two confirmed movies in the works based on its major intellectual properties. While details about the Zelda film remain scarce, Wes Ball has been tapped to direct, with Avi Arad and Miyamoto serving as producers.

Other News Shared By Nintendo

In addition to movie updates, Nintendo also shared gaming news, including the release dates for upcoming Switch titles. Fans can expect the Switch remake of Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door on May 23rd and Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD, a remaster of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon for the 3DS, on June 27th.

Furthermore, the Nintendo Switch Online Game Boy collection will expand on March 12th to include classics like Dr. Mario for the original Game Boy, as well as Mario Golf and Mario Tennis for the Game Boy Color.



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