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It’s Going to Be “Political” — Everything We Know About the Mario Movie Sequel

While no official announcements have been made, the moviegoing public is all but certain that this year’s wildly successful Super Mario Bros. Movie will spawn a sequel. While details are scarce, here’s a reminder of everything that’s been confirmed so far. 

Mario is potentially in it

We have heard reports that the famed red-hatted plumber will be reprising his role in the sequel film, but these rumors have not been confirmed in any way.

Early script troubles 

Chris Pratt reportedly held out not for more money as was originally rumored, but reportedly until the script was modified to remove a scene where two male Toads in a group shot were described as holding hands. 

Luigi currently refuses to leave the picket line

“I am an actor now,” he said, while standing with other striking members of the SAG-AFTRA union. “This shit is in my blood and I will die for my brothers and sisters in the union.” 

Reportedly set in Asia

The highly secretive script is rumored to involve Luigi, Princess Peach, and Toad as they join Mario for a trip to Abu Dhabi, where Mario’s ex is filming a new movie. 

It will release the same day as ‘Oppenheimer 2’ 

Both highly anticipated blockbusters currently share a rumored release date of May 8, 2026

It will score a 73% on Rotten Tomatoes

Rotten Tomatoes announced today that the review scores of the upcoming Mario movie will officially average out to 73%. Exciting!

More popular songs on the soundtrack

The sequel will largely eschew the source material’s classic score in addition to real life rock songs like “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes and “Maggots are Falling Like Rain” by GWAR 

It will be more political than part one

Nintendo has revealed that they are preparing several versions of the script, depending on who wins the 2024 U.S. Presidential Election. 

Peacock will own the streaming rights 

The Mario sequel will debut on the platform approximately five hours after the film’s theatrical release. 

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