Nintendo and Illumination Entertainment have finally given us our first look at the animated Mario movie, which is officially titled The movie Super Mario Bros.. The trailer reveal took place during New York Comic Con and got its own special Nintendo Direct.
The movie Super Mario Bros. Nintendo Direct kicks off with an introduction from Shigeru Miyamoto, Chris Meledandri, Chris Pratt and Jack Black, who confirmed that the animation will be finished next week, although there are still more things to do, and highlighted before the trailer. The trailer itself begins with Bowser attacking a town of penguins before switching to Mario ending up in the Mushroom Kingdom and going on an adventure with Toad. We even see a little Luigi at the end.
Nintendo and Illumination Entertainment — the Universal Pictures animation studio known for creating Despicable Me, To singand The secret life of pets – first announced a movie based on the iconic Super Mario Bros. video game series. was the September 2021 Nintendo Direct, where its shocking all-star cast was revealed.
During his segment in this Direct, we learned that Chris Pratt is Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy is Princess Peach, Charlie Day is Luigi, Keegan-Michael Key is Toad, Seth Rogan is Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen is Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson is Kamek, Sebastian Maniscalco is Foreman Spike, and Jack Black is Bowser. They all felt like weird choices at the time of the announcement, and from this trailer we learned what Kamek, Bowser, Mario, Toad, and Luigi will look like.
Whereas The movie Super Mario Bros. Originally slated to release this year, you can now expect the animated feature to hit theaters on April 7, 2023 in the US and April 28, 2023 in Japan.
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