The Super Mario Bros. film has been delayed

When will Nintendo and Illumination’s Super Mario movie open in theaters?

The release of Super Mario Bros. film has been delayed

Nintendo and Illumination have delayed the release of their yet-to-be-titled Super Mario Bros. film.

Super Mario Bros. film release date

The movie was originally set to make its theatrical release on December 21st, 2022, but late last month, Nintendo of America’s official Twitter account shared a statement from film producer Shigeru Miyamoto, announcing the move of the movie’s release date to April 2023. Miyamoto did not offer an explanation for the delay but promised fans that the end result would be worth the extra time it takes to finish the movie.

“This is Miyamoto. After consulting with Chris-san, my partner at Illumination on the Super Mario Bros. film, we decided to move the global release to Spring 2023–April 28 in Japan and April 7 in North America,” said Miyamoto, mentioning his fellow movie producer Chris Meledandri. “My deepest apologies but I promise it will be well worth the wait.”

The Super Mario Bros. film will be available to stream on Peacock 45 days after its theatrical release.

Super Mario Bros. film cast

As announced during the Nintendo Direct presentation last September, Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) will voice Mario in the new movie, with Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit), Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), and Jack Black (School of Rock), lending their pipes to Princess Peach, Luigi, and Bowser, respectively.

Also included in the voice cast are Seth Rogan (This is the End) as Donkey Kong, Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele) as Toad, Fred Armisen (Portlandia) as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson (Mortal Kombat) as Kamek, and Sebastian Maniscalco (Green Book) as Spike. Charles Martinet, who has voiced Mario in various Nintendo video games since the 1990s, will also appear in the film for “surprise cameos.”

Super Mario Bros. film plot

Plot details for the movie are being kept under wraps, but the film will be directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic from a screenplay by Matthew Fogel, whose writing credits include 2019’s The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part and the upcoming Illumination feature Minions: The Rise of Gru.

Horvath and Jelenic previously collaborated on the animated series Teen Titans Go! and in the 2018 film Teen Titans Go! To the Movies.

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