Mario will return...
While some people might feel that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has fallen off, there’s no denying it was an incredible success for its roughly 15 year run. For the large bulk of its run, the MCU brought in hit after hit, reaching billions in revenue and the pinnacle of the entertainment zeitgeist. Now it seems Illumination might have an interest in doing something similar, but with Nintendo.
Hollywood industry insider @DanielRPK is claiming that Illumination has reached out to Nintendo concerning the idea of a Smash Bros. movie. Just like the MCU, the plan would be to release standalone movies for Nintendo characters and franchises, and then things would culminate in a Smash Bros. film that brings everyone together.
Obviously Nintendo and Illumination aren’t going to comment on this matter, so this is all just hearsay and speculation for now. That said, DanielRPK has been proven to be an insider in the know in the past, as he’s leaked all sorts of verified information, including the entirety of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever before it released. That doesn’t mean his Smash Bros. movie info is 100% legit, but there’s certainly a chance.