Sonic the Hedgehog 2 movie director Jeff Fowler is currently doing the press rounds this week to promote the sequel and as you can probably imagine, he’s being asked all sorts of questions about what type of video game movie adaptation he would like to work on next.
Speaking to Comicbook.com, Jeff was asked if he would be interested in working on something to do with the Smash Bros. series if given the opportunity. While he’s not so sure about getting the legal permissions required to make a crossover like this happen, he said he was still keen on the idea – noting how eager everyone probably was to see Mario and Sonic duke it out.
“Nothing would make me happier than to just throw all the characters into a battle royale and do a big Smash Bros. thing. That would probably require some work from the lawyers before that could happen…Getting Mario and Sonic in the ring, I mean everyone would be kinda dying for that, right? That’s just classic.”
While the whole idea of such a thing might seem like a pipe dream right now, who knows what could potentially happen in the future, as so many movie companies now want to recreate the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe with other franchises.
Mario is also getting his very own animated movie later this year. It will star Chris Pratt as Mario and is being created by the team at Illumination (Despicable Me) with involvement from Mario’s creator Shigeru Miyamoto. Would you be interested in a Smash Bros. movie? Leave a comment below.
Cute idea to entertain for a minute, but there’s not enough there in a number of places to make a movie out of and too many details in others to properly represent the properties being used. To say nothing of the general idea here if Nintendo would even want to pursue this with more films is essentially what the DCEU infamously tried/is trying to do with their major event film more-or-less kicking off their connecting film universe. It, uh, didn’t go down smoothly.
It frankly sounds more like the guy just wants to do a Super Mario versus Sonic flick. Which hey, is a lot more concise and straight-forward to pull off and the characters play off each other magnitudes better than trying to make something out of Smash Bros. which is why they’ve already done a number of crossover games between them. And the Olympics for reasons I never understood but whatever, the last ones in Japan were “hosted” by Goku, Sailor Moon and Luffy so eh.
That all said, if you made it like the Lego Movie being all meta and junk representing the first Smash Bros. just being some kid playing with his Nintendo toys out of his toy chest, I guess you can hobble something out of that.
Personally, I think it should be a while before any potential Super Smash Bros. movie. Get some movie adaptations of Nintendo’s other games out first (Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Star Fox, F-Zero, Mother, etc.) before a Super Smash Bros. movie.
That being said, I can totally imagine a Super Smash Bros. equivalent of the Avengers Assemble scene from Endgame. It could be Mario making a last stand alone against Master Hand, Crazy Hand, Tabuu, Galeem, or Dharkon, and then these portals start opening, with all the characters that were previously killed off joining the fight.
Meanwhile, Samus in her Power Suit does a superhero landing on the ground in front of Captain Falcon. And then Giga Bowser bursts out of the ruins of a building to release Donkey Kong and another character.
@DavidMac Toho has Pokemon, Monster Hunter and Dragon Quest.
Toho also co-produced the Sonic movies and almost all Universal films, including Illumination’s films.
Toho should make this Super Smash Bros. Cinematic Universe a real thing by working together with video game companies and Hollywood studios.
Imagine if Toho has five current cinematic universes:
Maybe they can even tie in the Tohoverse with the Shin Japan Heroes Universe and the MonsterVerse like how they somehow tied GODZILLA 1998 with GMK.
Still, I would be happiest if Toho brings together these video game companies to make a Super Smash Bros. Cinematic Universe. They are the last hope in making a Super Smash Bros. Cinematic Universe.