1. Sectorseven

    Sectorseven
    Member OP

    Source: Dow Jones Newswires
     
  2. Bulby

    Bulby
    Member

    Why bother, they nailed it the first time....
     
  3. KZXcellent

    KZXcellent
    Member

    Bring back Leguizamo.
     
  4. nazgul_hunter

    nazgul_hunter
    Member

    I hope they do a good job. Illumination has become one of the better animated studios.

    It's clear exploiting their IP is the next big Nintendo move. They have to to stay relevant long term IMO.
     
  5. MrValtor

    MrValtor
    Member

    Not Illumination... NOOOOOOOOO
     
  6. Phoenix944

    Phoenix944
    Member

    A Mario movie by Hollywood, what could go wrong?
     
  7. LordKano

    LordKano
    Member

    It's not too late to cancel

    please
     
  8. Duxxy3

    Duxxy3
    Member

  9. brandrick

    brandrick
    Member

    ..with Minions!
     
  10. Heartskips

    Heartskips
    Member

    Can we have human Bowser again
     
  11. The directors of the first one please.
     
  12. DecoReturns

    DecoReturns
    Member

    Mario Odyessy made into a motion picture done.

    Put the T-Rex with a mustache as the teaser. Hype around the world.
     
  13. GK86

    GK86
    Member

    "Animated"

    Wack. Make a live action sequel.
     
  14. RobFox64tm

    RobFox64tm
    Member

    Don't know how to feel about this. Aside from the obvious history of big-screen Mario Bros., Illumination Entertainment isn't exactly my favorite animation studio.
     
  15. neufel

    neufel
    Member

    I don't think any actor can rightfully portray the complexity of Bowser's "single dad with anger issues" character.
     
  16. Raijinto

    Raijinto
    Member

    I like Sing and Despicable Me.

    I have hope.
     
  17. TheDinoman

    TheDinoman
    Member

    Universal and Nintendo really getting in bed with each other, heh.
     
  18. Monogatari

    Monogatari
    Banned Member

    As long as it looks like the 3D models of the games.

    That’s what I thought the nighmare fuel Mario film was gonna be when I was a kid.
     
  19. Trago

    Trago
    Member

    Animated is probably a good call.
     
  20. BGBW

    BGBW
    Member

    Sure is nice of the Princess to invite us over to Hollywood, eh Luigi?
     
  21. Nanashrew

    Nanashrew
    Member

    Illumination Entertainment... Oh no...
     
  22. Lunchbox

    Lunchbox
    Member

    No Nintendo this is how you devalue your brand.
     
  23. Tagg

    Tagg
    Member

    Illumination does a decent job with the Despicable Me series, so I have no complaints there.
     
  24. digitalrelic

    digitalrelic
    Weight Loss Champion 2018: Biggest Change Member

    Illumination Entertainment, the masterminds behind Despicable Me, Hop, Minions, and Sing.

    Ugh.
     
  25. ZanderEzekial

    ZanderEzekial
    Member

    The Toads will make wonderful minions.
     
  26. Onilink

    Onilink
    Member

    Scapelli or nothing
     
  27. Bandage

    Bandage
    Member

    Staring Arnold Schwarzenegger as Mario
    Danny Devito as Luigi
    Ridley Scott as Princess Peach
     
  28. Not surprising considering the decent consistency of the Nintendo references in their films. Personally I would've preferred Disney/Pixar or Blue Sky.
     
  29. The minion guys? :l
    Was kind of hoping Nintendo’s animation studio project would take off. Not sure what became of that.
     
  30. TubaZef

    TubaZef
    Member

    I'm expecting something even worse than the first one.
    I'll be very disappointed if it's good.
     
  31. Sectorseven

    Sectorseven
    Member OP

    Curious if Charles Martinet would play Mario. He's been the voice in the games for over 20 years.
     
  32. LightEntite

    LightEntite
    Banned Member

    there is literally no way this can be good
     
  33. PMS341

    PMS341
    Banned Member

    [​IMG]
     
  34. Zalman

    Zalman
    Member

    Miyamoto is involved. I have faith.
     
  35. Fritz

    Fritz
    Member

    Roxette Soundtrack or bust!
     
  36. Panther2103

    Panther2103
    Member

    I mean Illumination Entertainment does a great job even though I don't necessarily enjoy their movies, I still can appreciate the detail that goes into the work and the fluidity. I can't really see how they can really make a Mario movie at this point, I don't know if it will really have enough there to make it truly feel like a Mario property.
     
  37. MrValtor

    MrValtor
    Member

    STOP, I can actually see them doing something like this where they swap out the Minions for some other side characters in the Mario universe... I wanna die.
     
  38. Aostia82

    Aostia82
    Member


    Who should I trust!?!?!??!?!
     
  39. Trago

    Trago
    Member

    Is that really a good thing?

    :P
     
  40. Oniletter

    Oniletter
    Member

    Illumination is allright., the movie could be decent enough.

    Thank fuck Columbia pictures didn't get their greasy fingers on the IP as was previously rumored. That would have been a sight to behold in all the wrong ways.
     
  41. Tregard

    Tregard
    Member

    "...based on the 32-year-old videogame series about a pair of sibling plumbers who fight evil turtles and mushrooms in a fantasy kingdom"

    It would appear this info is outdated, unfortunately
     
  42. impingu1984

    impingu1984
    Member

    I mean the only way is up with a 2nd try
     
  43. _Rob_

    _Rob_
    Member

    Why Illumination, of all studios....
     
  44. Glio

    Glio
    Member

    Illumination Entertainment...

    [​IMG]
     
  45. SwitchedOff

    SwitchedOff
    Member

    Wasn't the first one enough?
     
  46. base_two

    base_two
    Member

    I have high hopes for a movie after Super Mario Odyssey and Mario + Rabbids. They definitely should talk to the Mario + Rabbids animation team and channel Odyssey for a strong narrative.
     
  47. Minions

    Minions
    Member

    Indeed
     
  48. MrValtor

    MrValtor
    Member

    Have you WATCHED Minions?
     
  49. JJH

    JJH
    Member

    Does this mean no Mario for Wreck it Ralph 2?
     
  50. TC13

    TC13
    Member

    Oh no