After the glowing success of Super Mario Odyssey, Nintendo has now confirmed that the famous plumper will get a second chance at big screen status. Nintendo has surprised fans with a major announcement, that an iconic character will be visiting Hollywood. Mario and Luigi are heading into new territory with the highest profile licensing deal by Hollywood in years.
Illumination Entertainment has already created a billion-dollar series in the Despicable Me franchise and is now joining forces with Nintendo to make an animated Super Mario Bros. movie celebrating the classic video game hero. The deal is going to allow Illumination to make future Mario movies, though only one is currently in development.
Nintendo is hesitant to make trade deals after several terrible third-party video games nearly destroyed them in the 90s. The studio worked on the bad 1993 Super Mario Brothers movie starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, and Dennis Hopper. Only recently has the game studio opened up to possibilities in feature-length films based on favorite characters, with Pokemon being the only exception.
All eyes are on Nintendo too — give our favorite plumber a decent shot at the big screen! Perhaps he can break the video game curse?
Source: The Wall Street Journal
5 Superhero Projects You Should Be Excited About In 2018
Some people may complain about superhero fatigue, but for fans of the genre, 2018 looks like it will be an amazing year. Not only will hit shows like Marvel’s Daredevil and Arrow continue, but there are a lot of new projects coming for superhero fans. Ranging from games to movies, Marvel and DC have been hard at work turning their comic book characters into multimedia icons.
This list doesn’t even include things like New Mutants and The Runaways, two superhero projects coming in 2018. There are so many amazing things coming out of the comic book world, with new projects seemingly announced every day, so this is just a quick rundown of the five things that excite my inner fanboy.
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