The company behind the “Despicable Me” franchise is making the film top priority. Founder Chris Meledandri said in a interview with Variety that the company’s focus will be on the development of the film with the possibility of it being released in 2022. He refers to the 1993 live action film, saying that he is glad it wasn’t done right the first time. He feels that this givs him the opportunity to make a super Mario Bros film that fans who love these characters will appreciate.
Meledandri is co-producing the film with Super Mario Bros creator Shigero Miyamoto, who Meledandri said will be “front and center on the development of this project.”
Nintendo is currently working with Universal Studios to build theme attractions based on their characters for Universal Studios Japan, Universal Studios Resort and Universal Studios Hollywood. Development began on Universal Studios Japan’s Super Nintendo World in June 2017.