Miyamoto Gives Surprise Update on The Super Mario Bros. Movie Sequel

Fresh news right ahead of tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct!

By Robert Marrujo. Posted 06/17/2024 23:57 Comment on this     ShareThis

The Super Mario Bros. Movie was a monster hit and, thus, quite naturally was followed up with word of a sequel soon thereafter. Although fans already knew the film would be coming within the next couple of years (and those who want to watch the original again can check out it in theaters starting July 28), Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto surprised everyone with the official release date for the sequel—in Japan! Here’s the message that was released via Nintendo of Japan’s X account (which you can click on to translate):

The message roughly translates to the following:

Hello, this is Miyamoto. We will be broadcasting a Nintendo Direct tonight, but before that I would like to make an announcement. The release date for the new Super Mario animated movie in Japan has been set for April 24, 2026. We are working with the Illumination team to make it a fun movie, so please continue to look forward to it.

So there you have it: April 24, 2026 is when the next installment of The Super Mario Bros. Movie franchise will come to Japanese theaters. How close this will be for Western audiences is unknown, but perhaps we’ll hear more during tomorrow’s Nintendo Direct? Tell us what you think in the comments and on social media!

Source: Nintendo of Japan X Account

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