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The Super Mario Bros film ended on a cliff hanger…

What happened, and what if any were the plans for a sequel?

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    Obviously they have to beat all the Koopa kids – user16696 Feb 4 '15 at 18:44
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    The real cliffhanger question at the end was, "how the hell did this movie get made?" – phantom42 Feb 4 '15 at 18:48
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    My nostalgia for the film is two great to hear you, @phantom42 – AncientSwordRage Feb 4 '15 at 18:49
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    Why did you have to remind me of this? I would prefer to remember Bob Hoskins in better movies, like Spice World or Garfield. – KSmarts Feb 4 '15 at 18:54
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    @KSmarts - not "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?", though? That's a classic! – Omegacron Feb 5 '15 at 16:04
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There’s an online comic Super Mario Bros 2 which continues the story. From the about page:

In 1993 Lightmotive Pictures released Super Mario Bros. The Movie, a live-action adaptation of the popular video game series. The film ended with a sequel hook which went unexplored — until now.

Following discussions with original writer Parker Bennett, Steven Applebaum and Ryan Hoss have scripted a new adventure that continues right where the film left off. Join Mario, Luigi and Princess Daisy as they explore new locations and creatures inspired by the games, yet adapted in the film’s unique cyberpunk style.

According to their FAQ page, it picks up the film’s storyline, is based on what would have happened in a sequel, and thus can be considered canon:

Is it canon?

Yes! Steven and Ryan worked with original writer Parker Bennett on outlining the project. Parker discussed in detail the backstory for the parallel world as well as possible ideas for the unproduced sequel, resulting in a groundwork for our team to script a new story. This adventure is as close to what would have made it on film.

I haven’t read the comic, so I can’t tell you what happens, nor have I found an interview with the original Parker Bennett confirming its canonicity, but it seems legit.

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