As you well know, Nintendo It is a company that has great video game sagas, but the same cannot be said when it comes to movies. After the questionable live-action Super Mario moviereleased in 1993, the big N has been much more reticent when it comes to bringing its franchises to the big screen.
Proof of this is the Super Mario animated film, which Nintendo is developing with Illumination. We know little about this film, beyond its release date in the United States and the voice actors, but what is certain is that, on this occasion, the Japanese company will put all the meat on the grill and present us an excellent movie.
Regardless of this, one thing is clear: if the movie about our beloved plumber succeeds, Nintendo will bring more franchises to the big screen.
It is possible to make a good movie based on a video game
Perhaps, if we think of film adaptations of video games, the first thing that comes to mind is the Street Fighter movie starring Jean-Claude Van Damme, the adaptation of Doom in which Dwayne Johnson appeared or the aforementioned Super Mario film. Bros., but the truth is that Not all video game adaptations made into movies are bad.
In this sense, the film by Pokemon: Detective Pikachureleased in 2019, or the two installments of Sonic, whose second part is sweeping theaters. If Nintendo takes these films as an example, we could see great film adaptations.
The truth is that the company from the country of the Rising Sun has great franchises to take to the cinema, and that is precisely what we are going to talk about here today. What could be the next Nintendo movies? If you want to know our opinion, then continue reading.
The Legend of Zelda
Probably, if we asked Nintendo fans which video game saga they would like to see in cinemas, the first in all the polls would be The Legend of Zelda. The adventures of Link, Zelda and company have been with us since the Nintendo Entertainment System and, without a doubt, have marked a before and after in the history of video games.
Besides, Given the number of titles available, we could have a very interesting movie saga. For example, we could see everything that happened in Hyrule Warriors: The Age of Cataclysm and Breath of the Wild, opt for a pirate adventure in the purest Wind Waker style, or tell us the story of the Skull Kid in Majora’s Mask. The possibilities, in this sense, are practically endless.
Another of the great Nintendo franchises that would be easily adaptable to the cinema is metroid. Samus Aran has great stories that, if they respect the essence of the games, could succeed in movie theaters.
I don’t know about you, nintenderos, but we would love to see a movie that told us the plot of the space pirates and the Metroid race. In this sense, we launch the following question: which actress would be, in your opinion, the one who should play the role of Samus?
While it is true that Nintendo has not released a game in this saga for several years, there is no doubt that the adventures of Fox McCloud, Falco Lombardi and company would be perfect to launch a movie.
In this sense, it would be very interesting to see a movie in the purest Guardians of the Galaxy style with our beloved Fox as the protagonist, with many action scenes and, of course, ship battles.
Kirby is probably the video game saga that would cost the most to adapt to the cinema of those that have been presented in this list, but we do not doubt that it can be done. And it is that, if we take into account Kirby and the Forgotten Earth, it is clear that our beloved pink ball knows how to reinvent itself and adapt to the new times, so it would not be unreasonable for its next appearance to be in movie theaters.
Taking this as a reference, There are many Kirby stories to tell.so, if we make good adaptations, we could see a lot of movies of this lovable protagonist.
We’ve saved our favorite ape to the bottom of this list for good reason: a Donkey Kong movie is likely already in development. As we told you, a film with Donkey Kong as the protagonist would already be in development, with Seth Rogen, the official voice of the ape, having already signed a contract to voice the character in this new project as well.
Taking into account that Donkey Kong is going to be present in the Super Mario movie, it would be very likely that the next movie of the great N would star him and tell us about one of his many adventures. There are many games to build on and stories to take as a reference, many others.
Super Smash Bros.
Taking into account that all the previous sagas would have independent films, Nintendo could make a crossover in which to bring them all together. In the same way that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has the Avengers movies, the big N would have those of Super Smash Bros. to unite all its characters in a single plot.
In this regard, Something similar to what was seen in The World of Lost Stars, from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, could be told.
And so far our review of possible films that Nintendo could release. Now it’s your turn: what video games would you like to see on the big screen? Leave us your opinion in the comments!