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This film was produced by Illumination; nevertheless, the plot is not related to the Despicable Me series.


The untitled The Super Mario Bros. Movie sequel is an upcoming American animated adventure comedy film based on Nintendo's Mario video game franchise and the sequel to The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023). Produced by Illumination, Universal Pictures, and Nintendo, and distributed by Universal, it is directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic and written by Matthew Fogel.


The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on April 3, 2026.

Cast[]

  • Chris Pratt as Mario

Production[]

Development[]

In May 2021, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa said that Nintendo was interested in producing more animated films based on its intellectual properties if The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023) is successful. In a Variety cover story before the film's release, Illumination CEO and producer Chris Meledandri was asked about potential sequels, or projects adapted from other Nintendo properties, and answered, "Our focus right now is entirely on bringing the film out to the audience, and at this time, we're not prepared to talk about what’s coming in the future". The film's post-credits scene hints at a potential sequel featuring Yoshi. Jack Black has expressed interest in Pedro Pascal being cast to voice Wario in the future film.

In April 2023, following the film's box office success, Nintendo stated that there would be more films based on their properties, though they did not directly confirm a sequel to The Super Mario Bros. Movie. In June 2023, Chris Pratt said a sequel would be announced "soon", but with the caveat that the 2023 Writers Guild of America strike would affect the production. In November 2023, the chairman of Universal Studio Group, Donna Langley, described The Super Mario Bros. Movie as a franchise in a press release, hinting at a potential sequel. In December 2023, Black expressed interest in the sequel being a musical titled Bowser's Revenge.

In March 2024, during a Mario Day presentation, Meledandri and series creator Shigeru Miyamoto officially confirmed the development of "a new Super Mario Bros. movie", with Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic returning to direct, and Matthew Fogel also returning to write the screenplay.

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Release[]

The film is scheduled to be released in the United States on April 3, 2026.

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