Looks like Mario is coming back to the big screen as an animated movie. The Wall Street Journal has reported Nintendo making a deal with the same company (Illumination Entertainment) behind the popular Despicable Me franchise.

The last time we saw anything of motion picture Mario was the smash-hit Super Mario Bros. starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, and Dennis Hopper.

During an interview with The Guardian Bob Hoskins said it was¬†“the worst thing I ever did” and that “the whole experience was a nightmare”.

Seriously, check out the trailer.

In saying that, the past is the past and it feels only right that Mario make a comeback as an animated movie. Super Mario Odyssey is basically a film already and unless Danny Divito wants to step into a live-action reboot of the 1993 classic…

I’d rather put my faith and my coins in a cartoon mustache over a real one. My only hope is that this builds a little more trust in Nintendo to let Netflix do a Legend of Zelda TV series.


Jase is a certified gamer, technology enthusiast and media consumer. He is responsible for the upkeep of the website, podcast and strives to make VERSUS PLAYER a contender in the busy video game content industry. Sometimes he writes stuff too.

This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. It would be pretty hard to stuff this up. Not sure how I feel about Mario being fully voiced though.

  2. So I’m sensing sarcasm in this article Jase! You don’t love the brave direction of the Super Mario Bros. live action movie? 13 year old Joe will have words with you!
    As for an animated movie, I’m happy with Mario staying within video games. Odyssey is another masterpiece but not because of the story!

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