Universal Pictures has struck a deal with streaming service Peacock, which will make its new exclusive Peacock movies in the United States for the first and last four months of its 18-month streaming window, after ending the their movie shows.
This deal, which will take effect in 2022, will affect the next Minions movie, a sequence of Puss In Boots, the next Jurassic Park movie, and the Super Mario film, which is currently in its infancy at Illumination.
Both Universal Pictures and Peacock are part of NBCUniversal, which is owned by Comcast, so if you’re wondering what the hell Peacock is – it’s NBC’s rival for Netflix and Disney +.
American viewers without Peacock will be able to watch Super Mario both in the cinema and during the ten-month period between Peacock’s exclusive months.
At this time last year, we heard that the Super Mario movie was “making good progress“And in May, we said that Chris Meledandri, the founder of Illumination, would work more closely with Nintendo as such.”non-executive external director“.
However, a lot of information about the Super Mario movie is still unclear. Charles Martinet, Mario’s voice, was quoted as saying no cast as Mario (or even approached for the role).
As for if we see more Nintendo movies in the future – it’s a possibility, though Nintendo President Shuntaro Furukawa said they were “look in“represents other franchises.