The Super Mario Bros. Movie proved to be a massive success for Nintendo, grossing over $1 billion at the box office, prompting the decision to create a sequel. In a recent video, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto and Illumination Entertainment's Chris Meledandri revealed that the next installment is currently in development, with a slated release date of April 3rd, 2026.

Meledandri mentioned that Illumination Studios Paris, known for its work on the first film, is actively storyboarding the sequel under the direction of Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, with animation set to commence soon. Following its release on April 3rd in the US and various other global markets, the movie will roll out to "select territories" throughout the rest of the month.

Miyamoto assured fans that the upcoming film will feature a "bright and fun story" that expands upon the established world from the first movie.

Following the November announcement of a live-action Legend of Zelda film, Nintendo now has two confirmed movies in development based on major intellectual properties. While details about the company's theatrical plans for Link are scarce, Wes Ball, known for directing the Maze Runner trilogy and the upcoming Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes, is set to helm the movie. The production will be overseen by Avi Arad and Miyamoto.

Nintendo shared gaming updates, revealing that the Switch remake of Paper Mario: The Thousand Year Door and Luigi's Mansion 2 HD, a remaster of the 3DS Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, will be released on May 23rd and June 27th, respectively. Additionally, on March 12th, the Nintendo Switch Online Game Boy collection will see an expansion, featuring titles such as Dr. Mario for the original Game Boy, along with Mario Golf and Mario Tennis for the Game Boy Color.