After staying away for decades, Nintendo is finally bringing one of their brands back to the big screen with the Super Mario animated feature, which is in production with Illumination. While Nintendo might have been antsy about getting back into film productions at first, now it seems they're full steam ahead.
Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa has confirmed that more 'visual content expansion projects' are in the works, but they aren't necessarily sticking with just movies. You can read Furukawa's full statement below.
We have also already embarked on multiple other visual content expansion projects, and are pursuing further opportunities. As we shared previously, the Super Mario movie is being financed by Nintendo as well as Universal Pictures, and we are actively involved in planning, development and production. Going forward, visual content expansion initiatives may not be limited to film. The scale of our investments will vary based o the type of project, but we will continue to invest in these entertainment expansion initiatives to increase the number of people who have access to our IP.