Ever since a new Super Mario Bros. Movie from Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, Sing) was announced, fans have been furiously speculating about the plumber’s cinematic re-debut. The bizarre 90s live-action movie gave provided plenty of reason for concern, and the casting of the likes of Chris Pratt as Mario and Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong have left some scratching their heads, but given Shigeru Miyamoto himself is overseeing the production, it couldn’t be too far off the mark, right?
We finally got to see the Super Mario Movie today in a Nintendo Direct. It seems very promising. Mario looks a little odd, but that is not the point. You can also It was far from the truth, and the Mushroom kingdom has been recreated in amazing detail. Chris Pratt’s voice acting as Mario is pretty standard. He sounds a lot like him, but with a little bit of New York accent (Jack Black’s Bowser, however, is better). Overall, the sense of humor also seems fairly restrained – no fart jokes in the entire trailer! You can see the trailer below, so that you’re done with my preamble.
Producers will decide. Chris Meledandri has announced that the Super Mario Movie is in its final stretch. Animation will be completed next week. He also revealed that Koji Kondo (original Mario composer) will be contributing to the movie’s soundtrack. Although Universal and Nintendo are still being cautious about the plot, rumors suggest that it will follow the same formula as the games, with songs about plumbing.
Illumination is producing the Super Mario Bros. Movie. It will star the ridiculous cast of Chris Pratt playing Mario, Anya TaylorJoy playing Princess Peach, Charlie Day playing Luigi, Jack Black portraying Bowser, Keegan Michael Key as Toad and Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong. Fred Armisen will play Cranky Kong, Sebastian Maniscalco the Spike and Kevin Michael Richardson portraying Kamek.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie will be in theaters in North America on April 7, 2023. What do you think? Are you super excited about the movie, or was this trailer Game Over to your interest?