With the original Super Mario Bros. movie doing so well, it was inevitable that there would be a sequel. There are already discussions about a “Zelda” film. This news comes directly from Mario, himself; Chris Pratt:
One thing Pratt doesn’t intend to leave alone is the Mario universe, after The Super Mario Bros. Movie was a smash hit. In fact, Pratt teased that news about a sequel to the film should be coming “soon.”
“We’re in the midst of this writers’ strike, and so everything has been paused and [put] on hold for the right reasons. I really do support the WGA and our writers. When the negotiations have been completed, and the writers feel comfortable moving forward, then it’ll be time to start talking about what’s next for that.”
“We’re so grateful for the support, though. [It’s] really shocking to me how successful that movie’s been. I mean, I expected that people would love it the way I was excited about it, but it’s truly multigenerational around the world. People love it. They love Mario… It’s a really fun, funny, cute, heartwarming movie and, God, I can’t believe I’m part of it.”Entertainment Tonight
I don’t expect to see a new Mario movie any time soon. I will gladly see it, upon its release.