Chris Pratt lends his voice to the Italian plumber with a moustache in the teaser trailer for Nintendo’s upcoming animated “Super Mario Bros.” film. A Nintendo Direct video presentation was the first place where the trailer was seen by the public.
Charlie Day plays Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy is Princess Peach, Seth Rogen is Donkey Kong, Jack Black is Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key is Toad, Fred Armisen is Cranky Kong, Sebastian Maniscalco is Spike, and Kevin Michael Richardson is Kamek, according to ‘Variety,’ and the rest of the cast includes Pratt as the title character.
At the beginning of the trailer, Bowser and his gigantic, flaming castle fall upon a country made of ice. In the “Mario” games, Bowser and his Koopa Troopas, headed by Kamek the Magikoopa, battle against the blue penguins of the Ice Kingdom.
However, as reported by “Variety,” Bowser is immune to the snowballs the penguins throw at him. He uses a ‘Mario’ star power-up to set fire to the icy castle and seize possession of it.
Following his entrance through a green conduit, Mario is seen in the video bouncing off enormous red mushrooms before crashing to the ground in the Mushroom Kingdom. As Mario comes to, he discovers Toad to the jingle of the “Mario” theme. “Where are we?” Mario ponders aloud in his best Chris Pratt impression.
According to “Variety,” Toad guides Mario across the valley of giant mushrooms as they approach Princess Peach’s castle. The teaser concludes with a shot of Luigi being pursued by a band of Dry Bones through a haunted woodland as the titles roll.
According to Pratt’s interview with ‘Variety,’ he worked closely with the film’s directors to try out many approaches before settling on one he is “very pleased of and can’t wait for people to see and hear.” “This is a cartoon with a narrated animation.
This is not a real movie. I won’t be seen scurrying around in a plumber’s outfit. It’s not like anything you’ve heard in the ‘Mario’ universe previously, but I’m lending my voice to an animated character.”
The premiere date of the film adaptation of “Mario,” which had been set for December 2022, has been pushed back to April 27, 2023.
The movie is being produced by Illumination Entertainment and Nintendo. Illumination is responsible for the “Despicable Me,” “Minions,” and “aSing” franchises.
For Illumination, producer Chris Meledandri is working with Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto. Matthew Fogel wrote the script for a film that is being directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic.