“The Super Mario Bros. Movie” is no doubt one of the biggest films of the year and will fondly be remembered for years to come. Based on the iconic series of Japanese video games, the animated pic was years in the making. While hardcore fans loved the film for its fan service and lush visuals, the big-screen adaptation was a favorite for casual audiences, too, as signaled by its highly positive A CinemaScore. Critics were mostly mixed on the film; it has a 59% Rotten Tomatoes score, which unfortunately means the picture is considered rotten by the platform.
However, seeing as the film grossed well over $1.3 billion, there’s a strong chance you’ve already seen “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” which is why Nintendo and Illumination are already hard at work on Mario and Luigi’s sophomore adventure. While a sequel hasn’t explicitly been confirmed, Universal Pictures did label the film as part of a franchise in a press release, signaling that this is just the start of the studio’s relationship with Nintendo. And for those disinterested in the “Mario” franchise, you’ll be pleased to know that Nintendo is already hard at work on a “Legend of Zelda” flick with Sony Pictures.