Fans are calling for a Super Smash Bros. movie after three iconic characters have their solo films
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Gaming fans are calling for a Super Smash Bros. movie after three of the iconic characters have had their solo films.
We are, of course, talking about Pikachu, Sonic the Hedgehog and now Super Mario.
Back in 2019, we saw Ryan Reynolds voice the caffeine-addicted version of the beloved Pokémon character in Pokémon: Detective Pikachu.
As for the Blue Blur, after a much-needed redesign, the animated character made his big screen debut in 2020, which was followed up by a sequel in 2022.
And now it's Super Mario's turn, with the trailer for the upcoming The Super Mario Bros. Movie dropping this week.
Although people have a lot to say about the fact that Chris Pratt is replacing the long-time voice of the Italian plumber, the fans are still excited about the film.
There's no official release date as of yet, although it's expected to land in cinemas next autumn.
Until then, people are turning their attention to the idea of a potential Super Smash Bros. movie now that the trio have got their own solo flicks on the go – people do love a crossover, after all.
For those not in the know, Super Smash Bros. is a crossover fighting game series published by Nintendo, which involves all kinds of iconic characters from big gaming franchises.
SUPER SMASH BROS MOVIE NEXT???#SuperMarioBrosMovie pic.twitter.com/UGv4KgfK4m— BlackScape 🇺🇦 (@DragonBallBLK) October 6, 2022
Sharing screenshots from all three titles, one person wrote on Twitter: "SUPER SMASH BROS MOVIE NEXT???"
Others have suggested it could open up a whole new cinematic universe much like the MCU, with a Super Smash Bros. film being Nintendo's version of The Avengers.
One person took this idea one step further, writing on Reddit: "What I really want to see is a crossover between Smash Bros and Avengers where Master Hand puts on the Infinity Gauntlet."
Another wrote: "Can't wait for Super Smash Bros. the Movie. Wonder who they'll cast to play the big f**king hand."
On the idea of a collaborative film between the three characters, another fan said: "I made this joke when the first sonic trailer dropped and I feel like we’re getting closer and closer to a Super Smash Bros. film actually being a real thing.
"If they announce a Donkey Kong, Kirby or Zelda live action movie in the near future I’ll lose my mind."
Not everyone's into the idea, including this person who said: "Do people actually *want* a Super Smash Bros. movie?
"It's a fun thing to joke about, sure, but making an actual coherent story out of all those franchises sounds like a headache."
Nothing's been planned as of yet, but stranger things have happened in the world of franchise filmmaking.
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Topics: Film & TV, Gaming, Film and TV, Super Mario, Pokemon, Nintendo