Detective Pikachu writers reveal how they'd approach a Smash Bros. movie

Nintendo Cinematic Universe?

With Detective Pikachu now out at theaters, fans are already dreaming of what movies could be next. We know a Mario movie is coming, but what else could get greenlit? Could we eventually get to a time where a Smash Bros. movie happen?

While that might be a pipe dream, the writers behind Detective Pikachu have shared how they'd pull off a film adaptation like that. Here’s what they had to say in an interview with Screen Rant.

"I think that the key to doing anything like that is to make sure that the other introductory movies are sensational. It’d be a dream to write something like Legend of Zelda, but before you can get to that Smash Bros stage you have to write the best damn version of The Legend of Zelda that you possibly can. And the same with Mario, the same with Kirby, the same with Star Fox." - Dan Hernandez

"Avengers: Endgame is only as good as it is because we loved all of those characters individually, so when it came together it was just magic. And I think that’s how you have to approach the Smash Bros." - Benji Samit

Categories: Interviews, Consoles, Portables
Tags: smash-bros


Sat May 11 19 06:48pm
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I can’t wait for “ The Miis “

Sat May 11 19 06:59pm
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Cancel the Illumination Super Mario movie - we need the SMASH CINEMATIC UNIVERSE with 20 movies from 2020 to 2029

Of course I want more films using Nintendo characters.

Live-action Mario and StarFox? No and no.
Zelda... I can hope.

I think StarFox would be easy. If they can do Ratchet and Clank and not be terrible, StarFox should be easy.

@Jayvir Ratchet & Clank was animated though, I'm not opposed to an animated StarFox film.

Yeah add a huge no for a live action Zelda. Hollywood is terrible with forcing in actors how don't look the part at all, the MCU is proof of this, and I've no interest in a Zelda movie starring some boring generic Hollywood "hunk" as Link and "babe" as Zelda.

Give me animated Zelda or don't bother...in fact the same goes for all Nintendo properties. If you're gonna make a Nintendo movie make it animated.

Sun May 12 19 02:35am
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It doesn't have to be Hollywood though...

Makes sense. Suicide Squad suffer from a lack of a proper set up. Needed at least a Batman movie to introduce Harley and Joker, instead of that two second scene describing it.

If they make a Zelda movie, Nintendo will have to let Link talk. They hold the reins to their franchises very tightly, so they'd have to lighten up for that to happen.

Sun May 12 19 10:50am
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I would hope for something like Samurai Jack where it's mostly about the adventures with the characters around him taking the bulk of the dialogue. Then we could see some character growth through Link interacting with new enemies in the dungeons he enters. Unfortunately, we aren't likely to get anything like that from a theatrical release at this point in time.

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