New Super Mario movie confirmed

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Nintendo and Illumination have confirmed that a new Super Mario Bros. movie will be released in 2026.

As revealed by Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto in a special promotion prepared for March 10 "Mar10" - popularly known as Mario Day - the sequel will "further expand the world of Mario" and will be released on April 3, 2026.

"Since today is Mario Day, I have something to share with you all," Miyamoto said via a video uploaded to the official Nintendo X/Twitter channels.

"We are now working with the folks at Illumination on a new animated film based on Super Mario Bros.' world.

"The Super Mario Bros. movie released last spring continues to be seen by many people, including over the holidays and into this year!" Miyamoto added. “Many thanks to all of you.

"The team at Illumination that worked on the Super Mario Bros. movie is also producing this new movie, along with Nintendo," Miyamoto said, then introduced Illumination's Chris Meledandri.

"I'm thrilled to be here with Miyamoto-san to officially announce our return to Super Mario Bros. Our directors, Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, and the very talented artists from Illumination Studios Paris - who brought the Mushroom Kingdom to life in Super Mario Bros. the movie - has been busy storyboarding scenes and developing set designs for new environments.

"We'll be starting animation soon, and rest assured we'll be obsessing over every detail to get it just right."

Meledandri confirmed that the film will be released on April 3, 2026 in the United States and "many other markets globally".

As for what the movie will entail? Well, Miyamoto is as silent as ever.

"Regarding the details of the new film, as I often say, we will tell you more when we are ready to share more," Miyamoto hinted. "This time we're thinking about expanding Mario's world even further, and it will have a bright and fun story."

Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. film was a huge success, breaking records for the biggest opening weekend ever for an animated film. It brought in $377 million in worldwide box office sales since its debut, surpassing the previous record holder Frozen 2 with $358 million.

As you might expect, this also gives Mario the best opening for any video game adaptation ever, animated or otherwise.

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