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VAMatt said:

The main problem I see with that is that most of the Nintendo properties that are widely known don't have the near endless volume of backstory that the comic book properties have.  In fact, a major complaint about the Mario movie is that it's nothing but fan service, with little coherent story.

People running out to see the Mario Brothers movie does not mean they're going to come running back for the next one. The movies have to be good. I'm not saying that it isn't possible to make good movies based around Nintendo characters. I'm just saying that what we have in this movie is not evidence that there is a reasonable path forward for a Nintendo cinematic universe, the likes of which you seem to be thinking. 

As much as I'd like to agree with you, I feel like the numbers will prove otherwise. Doesn't matter if the movie's more concerned with fan service than storytelling. People want fan service.

That said, even if most Nintendo properties don't have tons of interesting lore behind them, most are still deeper in that regard than Mario.