In an interview with ScreenRant, Detective Pikachu writers Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit shared their ideas for a potential Super Smash Bros. movie. Hernandez thinks the trick to making an impactful Smash movie is to make great standalone films first:
I think that the key to doing anything like that is to make sure that the other introductory movies are sensational. It’d be a dream to write something like Legend of Zelda, but before you can get to that Smash Bros stage you have to write the best damn version of The Legend of Zelda that you possibly can. And the same with Mario, the same with Kirby, the same with Star Fox.
Samit echoed these thoughts, explaining “Avengers: Endgame is only as good as it is because we loved all of those characters individually.”
Nintendo fans would undoubtedly love a cinematic universe of their own, especially if it adds up to a Super Smash Bros. movie. Detective Pikachu has also been doing pretty well at the box office. However, while overall reception seems to be positive, there are those that are finding themselves disappointed.
Even though there’s some debate over the film’s appeal, a sequel is already reportedly in the works. This will hopefully mark the beginning of better video game movies going forward. If you’re still doubtful, just remember that Sony once refused the rights to Iron Man.
Let us know if you’d like to see a Super Smash Bros. movie!