Nintendo revealed the targeted release year for the animated Super Mario Bros. movie during the company’s financial results briefing.
In early 2018, Nintendo officially announced it was partnering with Universal Pictures’ Illumination to develop an animated Super Mario Bros. movie. Now, Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has confirmed the project is moving forward with a targeted theatrical release year of 2022 in the aforementioned briefing:
In addition, the development of animated film based on “Super Mario Bros.” with Illumination is moving along for an anticipated theatrical release around 2022.
The Super Mario Bros. film will be co-produced by Nintendo representative director Shigeru Miyamoto and Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri. Nintendo and Universal will co-finance the project, with the latter handling the distribution. Illumination’s previous projects include Despicable Me, Minions, The Secret Life of Pets, and Sing.
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The Superhero Movies Of 2018, Ranked From Worst To Best
2018 has gone by too fast. It seems like yesterday when the beginning of the new year was upon us, and the advent of having so many superhero movies hitting theaters seemed like a dream come true for every fanboy and fangirl. It’s also funny to look back and remember that although we ended up with a whopping nine major theatrical superhero movies, we almost had eleven. Sadly, Fox delayed both Dark Phoenix and The New Mutants to 2019 instead.
Even with those two films delayed, 2018 was still a massive year not just at the box office, but for the continued advancement of the genre on a number of levels. Whether it was through the cultural significance of a film like Black Panther or the exciting animated adventures of Incredibles 2 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, there was no shortage of exciting superhero stories told on the big screen this year.
Here are the 9 theatrical superhero films of 2018, ranked from worst to best. You can start the gallery by clicking “Next.”