The Super Mario Bros. Movie post-credits scenes: How many are there, and do they set up a sequel?

The Super Mario Bros. Movie
(Image credit: Nintendo / Universal)

Mamma Mia! The Super Mario Bros. Movie is out in theaters now. The new animated movie from Nintendo and Universal sees Mario (voiced by Chris Pratt) and Luigi (Charlie Day) as Brooklyn plumbers dreaming of a bigger and better life. When they fall through a pipe into the Mushroom Kingdom, the pair get split up as Luigi is captured by Bowser (Jack Black). To get his brother back, he embarks on an epic journey with the help of Princess Peach (Anya Taylor-Joy), Donkey Kong (Seth Rogen), and Toad (Keegan-Michael Key).

While this isn’t a superhero movie, with movies like Sonic The Hedgehog 2 having a post-credits sting too, it’s understandable that you might be keen to know whether this will follow in the same footsteps. To help you out, we’ve got your lowdown on The Super Mario Bros. Movie post-credits scenes, answering how many there are, what goes down, and whether they set up a sequel.

How many Super Mario Bros. Movie post-credits scenes are there? 

The Super Mario Bros. Movie

(Image credit: Nintendo / Universal)

There are two post-credits scenes in total in The Super Mario Bros. Movie. The first one arrives after the stylized credits sequence, while the second comes after the full credits have finished rolling.

We’ll be getting to spoiler-heavy details from here on out about what exactly goes down in the post-credits scenes from here on out. So if you’ve not yet seen it, bookmark this page for later. But if you have, well, let’s-a go!

The Super Mario Bros. Movie post-credits scenes, explained *SPOILERS* 

Super Mario Bros

(Image credit: Nintendo and Universal Studios)

The mid-credits scene sees Bowser back after his defeat at the hands of Mario, Peach, and Luigi. When it begins he starts singing about his plans to kill them in revenge. However, as the shot zooms out, it becomes clear that he’s actually trapped in a cage, and is still stuck in his miniature size. While it seems he’s not best pleased with our beloved heroes, his threat is likely neutralized for now. But perhaps we’ve not yet seen the last of the all-singing Koopa...

The second post-credits scene comes right at the end of the film. We head under the sewers of Brooklyn to see a very familiar egg beginning to crack open. Those familiar with Yoshi will know just what this could spell going forwards. 

While it's just a tease at this stage, if we are coming back for a sequel, it seems Mario’s dinosaur ally could make an appearance. Of course, the green dinosaur is a major fan-favorite so we’re expecting some big reaction to his introduction into the big-screen Mario world. The fact that he’s already in Brooklyn is interesting too, as it teases we may not be done with the real world yet, either.

There’s no official confirmation of a sequel to The Super Mario Bros. Movie yet but all of this seems to be setting up a franchise in the making. When GamesRadar+ had the chance to talk with some of the stars about this too, it seems like they were keen. Watch this space, Mario fans.

For more on the movie, Chris Pratt also shared his connection with Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto as well as detailing how he and his co-star Charlie Day understood the responsibility of getting the Mario adaptation right.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is in cinemas now. Check out all of the other upcoming video game movies on the way too.

Fay Watson
Deputy Entertainment Editor

I’m the Deputy Entertainment Editor here at GamesRadar+, covering TV and film for the Total Film and SFX sections online. I previously worked as a Senior Showbiz Reporter and SEO TV reporter at Express Online for three years. I've also written for The Resident magazines and Amateur Photographer, before specializing in entertainment.