While the biggest gaming series of all time, Super Mario Bros., has a one-and-done approach to big-screen adaptations, others, like Resident Evil, Silent Hill, and even Pokémon, have been converted into feature films numerous times since the introduction of each game in the series.
Well, that will soon change with Nintendo and Illumination’s yet-untitled Super Mario Bros. movie, which will hopefully rectify the mistakes of its 1993 live-action predecessor and introduce the iconic plumber with a penchant for mushrooms to a new audience.
The movie is scheduled for release in the spring of 2023, and with a voice cast that includes Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, and a who’s who of top talent, as well as some major producers, including the man who created Mario, there’s a good chance that Nintendo’s signature character will get quite the redemption story.
Super Mario Bros Release Date: When Is the Movie Coming Out?
On April 7, 2023, the United States will officially release the Super Mario Bros. film. After then, on April 28, 2023, the film will open in Japan.
The original release date for the new Mario film was near the tail end of 2022. Unfortunately, the film’s release date had to be pushed back due to setbacks encountered during production.
Cast and Crew
At the September 23, 2021, Nintendo Direct session, the director of Nintendo Shigeru Miyamoto officially unveiled the whole cast. Chris Pratt has been cast as Mario.
Chris has become a household name because of his roles in the Jurassic World and Guardians of the Galaxy films.
Super Mario’s protagonist, Mario, is a diminutive Italian plumber who has a crush on Princess Peach.
Chris Pratt will not be utilizing a heavy Italian accent for the voice role, according to Illumination producer Chris Meledandri. Memes and jokes about Chris Pratt’s casting proliferated online after the news broke, as many viewers were perplexed by the choice. But we’re willing to bet that he does a fantastic Mario impersonation.
What Is the Super Mario Bros Movie Plot?
In the next Super Mario Bros. film, we’ll see Mario, fresh off his journey, as he works to prevent Bowser from enslaving the entire Mushroom Kingdom. There is no official synopsis, but the trailer reveals the following. Casting so many familiar faces from the show suggests an epic quest spanning the entirety of the Mushroom Kingdom.
The inclusion of Donkey Kong and Cranky Kong also seems to be planting the seeds for future franchising opportunities.
If and when we learn the official synopsis, we’ll make sure to share it with you right here.
Is There a Super Mario Bros Movie Trailer?
In October 2022, at a Nintendo Direct, we did indeed get a Super Mario Bros. movie teaser. It was like a mini New York Comic Con, and Mario, Bowser, and Captain Toad all made appearances.
The presentation indicates that the kid’s film is still in development and that further updates will be provided in the near future. Still, we were able to experience the wonderful Mushroom Kingdom on the big screen.