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Could Nintendo Movies Be on the Way?

Happy TBT, pals! Here’s a throwback for ya: Nintendo might be ready to make a big-screen comeback! Are you excited? Of course you are!

Shigeru Miyamoto announced a trio of Pikmin shorts he’s produced that’ll debut at the Tokyo International Film Festival next month. Could this mean The Big N‘s ready to produce its own movies a la Marvel?! Signs point to yes, so join Jessica Chobot on today’s Nerdist News to find out why, and what it could mean for us Nintendorks!

Thanks for watching today’s show! Don’t miss a new Controller Freaks, stop in tomorrow for Nerdist News WTFridays, and let us know in the comments below who you’d like to see Nintendo bring to the big screen first!

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  1. Harry says:

    There is a Metroid script doing the rounds at the moment that is getting quite a bit of traction on the reddit and IGN boards. It’s by a writer/director by the name of Adam Ciancio. Apparently he’s already had some dealings with Nintendo and based on what he’s done in the past and the script that he’s put on the net it looks quite promising. Anyway google his name with Metroid or check the Metroid thread of IGN to download the script. Won’t let me post a link.

  2. Kae says:

    Zelda movie, Metroid movie, Kid Icarus, I would love to see any of those made <3<3<3

  3. James says:

    A High Budget, Live action Zelda, would literally be a dream come true! RPG’s are already like interactive movies, so it would feel right at home putting Link on the big screen.

  4. james says:

    Yssss i would so wantttttt it i want zelda pickminmario animalcrossing idk i want some lolwanted to say kirby but one exist allredt xD

  5. Steven says:

    I would be very happy with a CGI Mario movie! But….I’ll wait until Wreck-It Ralph 2 comes out.

  6. R.J.Thor says:

    I would gladly write movies for Nintendo.

  7. Daniel Stonefish says:

    OH?! Metroid Movie too!

  8. Daniel Stonefish says:

    they should made a new super mario bros anime movie, Star Fox movie, legend of Zelda movie F-Zero, maybe Super Smash Bros Movie?

  9. Metroid movie….DISCUSS!!!

  10. Mike says:

    A star fox game would make an amazing movie.  Star fox 64 followed by adventures then assault to finish it up. hell yea!!

  11. JOE says:

    this would onLy work if links only lines were HYAAAA HITHITHIT CHAAAAA!!!!!

  12. I would love to see Smash Bros or Fire Emblem movie theese are just great for stuff like that 🙂

  13. James Cross says:

    Ok first issue I have is that The legend of Zelda cartoon was Amazing and for a low budget Mario movie Bob Hoskins and Dennis Hopper was a good movie.  What makes us Nintendo Nerds is that we enjoy anything Nintendo no matter how corny!  Second Nintendo Should go to the big screen I am all for this! I have been a Nintendo fan since 1986 and to see Link on the big screen would be a dream come true.

  14. Matt Lee says:

    Yeah I know what you meant.

  15. Casey Coile says:

    Metroid: Other M was the best movie i’ve ever played.

  16. SmarterThanYou says:

    Yeah. Because the original Dragonball tv show wasn’t a piece of crap at all, was it?

  17. SmarterThanYou says:

    Which makes you wonder why videogames are trying to desperately to be movies.