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Miyamoto shares a surprise update about the new Mario movie ahead of the Nintendo Direct release

Miyamoto shares a surprise update about the new Mario movie ahead of the Nintendo Direct release

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Ahead of today’s Nintendo Direct, Shigeru Miyamoto shared A sudden update on social media About the new Super Mario Bros movierevealing the launch date for Japan and sharing a little information about the project.

Firstly, it has now been confirmed that this new film will be arriving in Japan April 24, 2026This is the same month as the Western release. As for the project itself, Miyamoto says he’s working with Illumination to make sure it’s another “fun movie” that he hopes everyone will look forward to.

So, good news all-round, and at least it reaffirms that this movie’s release date is still on track for April 2026.

This latest update comes after the initial announcement during this year’s “MAR10 Day” celebrations, which confirmed that the anime sequel will be arriving here in the West in April 3, 2026. Nintendo didn’t reveal much at the time but it will once again be “based on the world of the Super Mario Bros series.”

Illumination’s Chris Meledandri also revealed that the original team who worked on the first film will return. When the original film debuted in theaters, it managed to break all kinds of records for video game movies — and surpass the billion-dollar mark at the global box office.

Aside from a follow-up to the Mario Movie, Shigeru Miyamoto and Nintendo are currently working on a live-action movie Zelda film.