Shigeru Miyammoto Has Signalled that More Nintendo Movie Adaptations Will be Made Available Soon
Since it premiered at the beginning of April, The Super Mario Bros. Movie has proved immensely successful at breaking open weekend box office records – becoming the greatest video game adaptation film to ever hit theaters!
Nintendo could see all that revenue rolling in and would likely want to continue exploiting their extensive video game IP portfolio for new projects on both screens, especially as more money comes rolling in from licensing deals with publishers like Capcom and Activision Blizzard. Shigeru Miyamoto himself has already dropped hints that more is on its way; some sources even estimate as many as six new IP titles could come to fruition by 2024!
Miyamoto recently told Japanese financial outlet Nikkei (translated by VGC), that viewers should keep an eye out for Nintendo’s next production and consider them like talent agency with many entertainers on its roster,” suggesting they might tap some other popular characters or properties for cinematic offerings in addition to those already existing within its existing filmography.
ScreenRant published an interview between Miyamoto and Illumination CEO Chris Meladandri during The Super Mario Bros. Movie’s release week and Wednesday’s premier. Meladandri stated, “Right now our attentions are focused solely on The Super Mario Bros Movie’s release and how audiences respond. Nintendo and Illumination have had an incredibly rewarding collaboration; Nintendo invited me onto its board of directors; we continue working closely together into the future with me there; unfortunately it’s hard for us all to discuss anything else at this moment!”
Miyamoto also noted, “There’s not much I can comment on at the moment; however, we began with having shared vision of creation so there may be opportunities available later.”