Full spoilers follow for the Super Mario Bros. movie. You were warned.
The movie Super Mario Bros. has finally stomped Goomba’s way into theaters. And like any good Marvel and DCEU movie, one of our most anticipated new movies of the year comes equipped with a few post-credits scenes that tease the future of the film series.
In our opinion, the new big screen from Nintendo, Universal Pictures and Illumination takes the mario the gaming franchise is a dazzling cinematic knockout. You can read more about why we think it’s so great in our spoiler-free review of The movie Super Mario Bros..
But you’re here because you want to know what the video game movie’s mid- and post-credits scenes mean for future movies. Without further ado, here is the truth about The movie Super Mario Bros.the end credits stingers.
The mid-credits scene from the movie Super Mario Bros. Explained: Peaches, Peaches, Peaches
The film’s mid-credits scene has no bearing on potential sequels. The movie Super Mario Bros.. In fact, it’s a fun rehash of a sequence seen earlier in the movie.
This scene opens with Bowser sitting at his piano once more, singing his song “Peaches”. You know, the one from the ballad he hilariously sang earlier. Of course you do. You won’t forget such a timeless love song – especially one co-written and performed by the brilliant Jack Black.
Initially, this rendition of “Peaches” appears to be a longer version of the song Bowser spoke earlier. After all, it’s positioned as a music video-style rendition of the melody, which seems to play alongside the rest of the credits.
Humorously, this is not the case. Bowser is stopped halfway by one of the Mushroom Kingdom’s halberd-wielding Toad Guards. The toad in question tells Bowser to shut his mouth, at which point the camera pans back to reveal a little Bowser, sitting on a miniature piano, is locked in a birdcage.
Wait, why is Bowser so small? In the film’s climactic battle, Bowser is defeated by a Super Star-powered Mario and Luigi. After putting him in his place, Princess Peach gives Bowser a mini blue mushroom, which reduces Bowser to a small version of himself. After his defeat, he is transported to Peach’s Castle and locked away so that he cannot inflict further damage on the Mushroom Kingdom and its neighboring kingdoms.
Unsurprisingly, the fiery Bowser isn’t happy to be told to shut up by the guard. He angrily informs the guard that he will escape one day, but the guard ignores his lecture, closing the door behind him and turning off the light. Never mind, Bowser. We’re sure someone will help you escape at some point…
The post-credits scene from the Super Mario Bros. explained: Yoshi joins the battle
The movie Super Mario Bros.The post-credits scene of has deeper implications than the mid-credits stinger.
Here we return to the underground pipe system where Mario and Luigi were first transported to the Mushroom Kingdom early on. The passage has seen better days, remember – after all, with Mario leading the giant Bullet Bill down the warp pipe in the film’s third act (thus saving the Mushroom Kingdom from being blown up by said Bullet Bill), the projectile exploded as it exited the warp pipe, destroying the surrounding pipe network.
The resulting explosion did more than ruin Brooklyn’s water pipe system. The detonation resulted in the inadvertent transport through the now overpowered warp pipe of a group of the film’s main cast – and other objects, which we come to – to Brooklyn. That’s why the film’s final showdown between the Mario brothers and Bowser takes place in the New York borough.
Once Bowser is defeated, everyone returns to the Mushroom Kingdom – expect one thing: a Yoshi Egg. As the camera slowly zooms in on the object, it begins to hatch. The screen fades to black as the egg shatters, and all we hear is the green-colored dinosaur saying its own name. Cue the audience smiles and gasps all around.
If you remember Bowser and Peach’s wedding prep that didn’t happen, one of the guests placed a Yoshi’s egg on the wedding gift table. It’s the same egg that was sucked into the warp pipe later. There’s no such thing as a good foreshadowing, huh?
Yoshi’s arrival in the Mario Cinematic Universe – you can call it the MCU, right? – means Nintendo, Universal and Illumination can source from a whole suite of mario And yoshi games in a future movie. They could adapt parts of Super Mario World 2: Yoshi’s Island And Super Mario Galaxy 2, which see Mario riding Yoshi. The trio could be inspired by the years 1997 Yoshi’s Islandwhich was briefly glimpsed (in some form, anyway) in a montage scene in The movie Super Mario Bros.. If the next mario the movie is even more of an ensemble piece, why not use Yoshi’s abilities the same way Mario does in Super Mario Sun Or paper mario?
Of course, a sequel to this film could deliver something quite original. Yoshi was hatched in an underground part of Brooklyn, so he’ll likely scare the townspeople when he goes above ground. A first part of everything Super Mario Bros movie. the follow-up might see Mario and Luigi trying to catch Yoshi and bring him back to the Mushroom Kingdom. We think another side-scrolling section would work great for such a chase sequence. Make it so, Nintendo, Universal and Illumination.
However, a joint Mario-Yoshi project doesn’t need to be the next one these three studios tackle. Seth Rogen, Charlie Day and Keegan-Michael Key, who voice Donkey Kong, Luigi and Toad respectively, have all expressed interest in playing their characters again in spin-off films. If one or more of them are already in development, it might be a few years before we see Mario and Yoshi teaming up again on the big screen (you know, after they did in the terrible 1993 Super Mario Bros. live-action movie).
However, as long as The movie Super Mario Bros. is a hit, we’ll be happy to wait for a sequel or two – no matter who’s involved – if they end up being as good, if not better, than the legendary Italian plumber’s latest cinematic adventure.
For more Super Mario Bros movie. coverage, check out our exclusive chat with the film’s cast, which details the latest mario The film aims to calm Nintendo’s cinematic demons.