This is how the Detective Pikachu writers would handle a Super Smash Bros. movie

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • May 13, 2019 at 8 a.m. PDT

Detective Pikachu hit theaters late last week and saw major success in the box office, pulling in a staggering $58 million in the U.S. and Canada this past weekend. As the first live-action Pokemon film, there is undoubtedly a lot of hype surrounding the movie from long-time Pokemon fans and newcomers to the series alike.

With current film phenomenons like the Marvel Cinematic Universe being so vastly popular, fans might be wondering if Detective Pikachu could act as the start of something more for Nintendo characters and say, something like the Super Smash Bros. series. The writers of Detective Pikachu were recently asked how they'd handle a live-action film for Nintendo's massive crossover fighting game, and their answer was quite interesting.

Detective Pikachu writers Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit spoke to ScreenRant in a recent interview in which the prospect of a Super Smash Bros. film came up. When asked how they would tackle such a project, Hernandez and Samit explained that the goal wouldn't be to just create a single crossover film, but rather go the Marvel Studios route and build up each individual character first.

"I think that the key to doing anything like that is to make sure that the other introductory movies are sensational," Hernandez said.

Hernandez notes that they'd want to start with something like The Legend of Zelda first, ultimately aiming to "write the best damn version of The Legend of Zelda that you possibly can." The plan from there would be to do the same for the Super Mario Bros., Kirby, Star Fox, and more before the culmination with Super Smash Bros.

The success of Nintendo's latest installment in the series, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, is no secret as earlier this month we learned that the game sold 13.81 million units since its December 19th release date. These numbers make Smash Ultimate the best-selling fighting game of all time, with other milestones like NetherRealm Studios' Mortal Kombat X following fairly close behind with over 11 million sold.

There are no plans for a Super Smash Bros. film or a cinematic Nintendo universe right now (that we know of), but with the success of Detective Pikachu, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it definitely seems like such a project could work out very well if it ever came to fruition.

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