The Super Mario Bros. Movie bounces into theaters this week, marking the first CG-animated big-screen adventure for the beloved mustachioed plumber. As of right now, neither Illumination nor Nintendo has announced plans to turn this one-off adaptation of the popular Nintendo IP into a full-fledged film franchise. However, there are hints that a sequel could be in the works.
These days, it’s not uncommon for movies to feature special mid- or post-credits scenes. This tactic has been made most famous by Marvel which uses its post-credits scenes to set up the future of the franchise. Post-credits scenes can sometimes tease sequels, provide more context to the film you just watched, or simply try and make you laugh.
As The Super Mario Bros. Movie exists on its own right now, you may be wondering if there’s anything shown after the credits that’s worth sticking around for. Here’s what we know!
Does The Super Mario Bros. Movie have a post-credits scene?
The Super Mario Bros. Movie has not one, but two scenes that play during the credits. And one of them actually hints at a sequel, suggesting Mario and friends will be back for another adventure on the big screen.
The first bonus scene plays about midway through the credits and is more of a follow-up to the ending. We see a miniature Bowser, shrunken by a blue mushroom during the movie’s final battle, sitting at the piano in his cage and singing a song to Princess Peach. Although he vows to break out, nothing much else happens.
The second bonus scene comes after the full credits have rolled, and is much more suggestive of a sequel. We return to the underground pipe system where Mario and Luigi were originally transported to the Mushroom Kingdom and we see a small white and green-spotted egg sitting alone. We briefly see the egg start to hatch before the film fades to black and we hear the iconic phrase, “Yoshi!”
Surprisingly, the iconic dinosaur-like creature didn’t actually appear in the movie. However, this brief post-credits scene suggests Mario and Luigi’s trusty ally could finally debut in a sequel. It’s worth noting that Yoshi has starred in his own video games, but this post-credits scene is more likely meant to tease The Super Mario Bros. Movie 2.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie is now playing in theaters.