It has been rumored for years that Nintendo could be thinking about giving the Mario movie another go and that was officially confirmed earlier this month when the company announced that a new Mario movie is in the works. It will be co-produced by Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of this iconic character. Miyamoto now says that there’s a chance that the Mario movie might be canceled if the team involved isn’t able to come up with an interesting story for the film.


Miyamoto provided more details about the project in a recent investor Q&A that Nintendo conducted. The company is working on this film with Illumination Entertainment which has previously worked on hit franchises like Ice Age and Despicable Me.

Miyamoto reveals that he has been in talks with Illumination about the movie for more than two years. “Chris is extremely cost-conscious and time-conscious in his quest to make successful movies, so we decided to try making a movie together,” he said, referring to Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri.

He also adds that both he and Meledandri share the feeling that “if we can’t make something interesting, we’ll just call it quits.” Miyamoto says that they have met multiple times to develop a screenplay and that the talks are progressing. “I hope to make an announcement once we’ve ironed out some things, like the schedule,” he said.

Mario fans can only hope that they’re able to come up with an interesting story otherwise who knows how long they might have to wait before Mario makes another return to the big screen.

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