During the last few years, Nintendo and Illumination have been working silently on a feature film of the Super Mario franchise, which aims to premiere at some point in the year 2022. While the release date of the film is still far away, the fans are They ask if this will open the doors to animated adaptations of other Nintendo properties, such as The Legend of Zelda, Metroid, Kirby and others.
In a recent interview with FastCompany, President Shuantaro Furukawa pointed out that the company, in fact, if considering expanding its intellectual properties to animation, as well as Super Mario's franchise. It was also noted that the use of these properties "would be adjusted to keep faithful to the original game experience." The extract of the interview expressed:
"Although the ways in which we are expanding our intellectual property are increasing, we are very, very careful about where and how our intellectual property is licensed. We are not deploying our characters and worlds simply to increase public exposure. We must make sure that the results are faithful to the experiences of the players and that they will never avoid that the developers of Nintendo believe another unique game with the same characters. It is not that we have asked Illumination to take care of everything [with respect to the Mario movie], Mr. Miyamoto is very, very practical with the production of this film. The animation, in general, is something we are exploring, and not just for this franchise ».
Of course, it remains to be seen if more animated films are being prepared or other similar adaptations of the Nintendo franchises. When the time comes, it will surely become a trend in the most popular social networks today.
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