In the latest Nintendo Direct, the game developer held a presentation for The Super Mario Bros. Movie introducing the world premiere trailer for the upcoming film by Illumination. The Mario Movie theater-exclusive release date was revealed to be Friday, April 7th, 2023!
Watch an introduction by Mario’s creator Shigeru Miyamoto & the movie creators and cast before the Mario Movie reveal trailer plays at 4:40 minutes:
Jack Black does a perfect Bowser voice reenactment! And Chris Pratt is good as Mario’s voice going for a Brooklyn accent per the character’s origins.
I’m still sad the original Mario video game voice Charles Martinet isn’t voicing Mario, but I understand they had to go with one of Hollywood’s currently most popular actors to get lots of attention for the movie, plus Mr. Martinet is doing other voices in the movie as you would expect from a voice actor of his talents.
About the movie:
Directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic (collaborators on Teen Titans Go!, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies) from a screenplay by Matthew Fogel (The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Illuminations’s Minions: The Rise of Gru), the film stars Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike.
The film is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and by Shigeru Miyamoto for Nintendo. The film will be co-financed by Universal Pictures and Nintendo and released worldwide by Universal Pictures.
Are you excited for The Super Mario Bros. Movie? I am! The Sonic Movies were great too.