Super Mario Bros Movie 2: Everything we know so far
With The Super Mario Bros Movie in cinemas now smashing box office records, talks have turned to a potential sequel – here’s everything we know so far, including potential release date as well as cast, plot, and more.
The Super Mario Bros Movie has grossed more than $734 million worldwide, a record for 2023 thus far.
Numbers like that mean talk will inevitably turn to a sequel. And the film even sets something up in a second post-credits scene.
While nothing has officially been announced as-yet, the outlook is positive – so, here’s everything we know so far. Warning: Spoilers for The Super Mario Bros Movie ahead!
Will there be a Super Mario Bros Movie 2?
Chris Pratt doesn’t just think there will be a sequel – he’s predicts a decade of movies playing out in the ‘Nintendo Cinematic Universe.’
Wile speaking to Extra TV: Pratt said, “You saw the movie. It really honours the video game, it honours the world of Mario and it’s very promising as to what we could expect over the next 10 years, like an entire universe of these types of movies.”
Of that aforementioned post-credits scene, Chris Pratt avoided spoilers but told Comic Book Resources: “Listen, there’s like, at the end of the film, there’s a post-credit sequence that gives you a taste of what the sequel could be about. And that gets me very, very excited. But there’s been talk of Luigi’s Mansion. That was a GameCube game. I think that would be great.”
CBR also asked about golf playing a prominent role in any potential sequel – as an homage to Mario Golf – and both Pratt and his co-star Charlie Day were very much into it.
“Ooh! Mario Golf!” exclaimed Pratt, while Day said: “I didn’t even think about that. I would definitely like to see that. That’d be good. That’s right. I’m into that. And we can do our research at Augusta!”
When asked about Super Mario Bros Movie 2, Chris Meledandri – whose studio Illumination made the first movie – remained tight-lipped. “Our focus right now is entirely on bringing the film out to the audience,” he told Variety. “At this time, we’re not prepared to talk about what’s coming in the future.”
But when pushed, he added: “I definitely wouldn’t rule anything out.” And if those projected numbers ring true, expect a sequel to be announced sooner rather than later.
Is there a Super Mario Bros Movie 2 release date?
No, The Super Mario Bros Movie sequel doesn’t have a release date right now. It still hasn’t been given the official go-ahead, but we’ll update this space upon any announcement.
Super Mario Bros Movie 2 cast: Who’d be in it?
Given Pratt’s interest in making a sequel happen, it’s safe to assume he and Charlie Day would be back as Mario and Luigi.
Seth Rogen, meanwhile, would also like to return – so much so that he’s interested in a Donkey Kong spinoff movie. Speaking to Collider, he explained: “There’s a lot of opportunity there. I think the family unit of the Kongs seems to be — and if the Fast and Furious movies have taught us anything [it’s] that it’s all about family.”
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As for Anya Taylor-Joy, who voices Princess Peach, not only is she keen on a sequel, but she’d love to bring her Split co-star James McAvoy into the fold. “I think James McAvoy would smash it,” she told Digital Spy. “I don’t know who he would be, but he’s so good, and he’s so talented, and he’s so good at voices, I think he would smash Mario Bros.”
Perhaps he could voice one half of Wario and Waluigi if they were to make their debut in the follow-up? Then again, Pratt and Day already have their eyes on the roles. When Dexerto asked who they’d like to see take on the duo in a sequel, Day said: “Why would I give it to anyone else?” Pratt followed with: “Why would I give the job away? I’d give it to me.”
Last but definitely not least is Jack Black, who voices the Mushroom Kingdom foe Bowser. The jokester thinks a “Bowser’s Revenge” story would be ideal for a sequel. Speaking with ScreenRant, the actor explained: “It would be cool to have ‘Bowser’s Revenge.’ Or a spin-off that’s just ‘Bowser Town.’ Like a whole planet of Browsers. But that’s not my job. I’m not the writer. I’ll do whatever direction they want to go.”
Super Mario Bros Movie 2 plot: What will it be about?
While no official plot details have been shared for a Super Mario Bros Movie sequel, there are plenty of ideas, from Rogen’s proposed Donkey Kong spinoff to Black’s Bowser’s Revenge idea, as well as a Wario and Waluigi focus.
That being said, the film sets up another story altogether in its post-credits scene, where we see that an egg somehow made it from the Mushroom Kingdom to Brooklyn, and now resides in the New York sewer system where Mario and Luigi were first transported to the magical world.
The egg that has come this way is white with green spots – like those glimpsed in the Yoshi’s Crafted World Game. Said egg then begins to crack, and as it opens, a “Wahoo!” can be heard, signifying the birth of Yoshi.
Yoshi is an adorable dinosaur who first appeared in Super Mario World in 1990, becoming a sidekick to Mario and Luigi. When speaking about the scene – but avoiding spoilers at the time – Pratt told Comic Book Resources: “Listen, there’s like, at the end of the film, there’s a post-credit sequence that gives you a taste of what the sequel could be about. And that gets me very, very excited.”
We’ll be sure to keep this post updated when new information comes in.
The Super Mario Bros Movie is in cinemas now. Check out our coverage of the movie below:
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