The first trailer for “The Super Mario Bros. Movie”, produced by Universal Pictures and Nintendo, has finally aired. Chaos may befall the Mushroom Kingdom, but Mario is here to make it all happen.
Nintendo and Illumination just shared The first trailer for The Super Mario Bros. movie, which provides insight into the computer-animated blockbuster. The film had been in the making for almost 5 years. Chris Meledandri, founder and CEO of Illumination, known for Despicable Me and Minionsproduced the film with the legendary Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario. Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic are directing the film from a script by Matthew Fogel.
In VO, it features Chris Pratt as MarioAnya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as BowserKeegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek and Sebastian Maniscalco will play Foreman Spike.
Mario will become Save the Mushroom Kingdom
The clip of just over 2 minutes shows in particular Bowser terrorizing a kingdom of penguins. Assisted by Magikoopa, who appears to be his second in command, Bowser and his army of Koopa Troopas advance and grab a “super” star familiar looking.
The next scene shows us a first look at Mario, seemingly confused, who lands in the fantastical Mushroom Kingdom. He is quickly hosted by Toad, which warns Mario about the risk of touching the wrong types of mushrooms. The Duo then seem to go on an adventure, which we imagine will lead them straight to a battle against Bowser. During the last seconds of the trailer, we are treated to an incredibly brief chase sequence which features Luigi, fleeing a horde of Koopa skeletons.
Fans were eager to hear the voice of Chris Pratt as Mario, especially because co-producer Chris Meledandri said he wouldn’t use the exaggerated italian accent made famous by video game actor Charles Martinet. The film is slated for release on March 7, 2023 in the United States, but we will presumably have to wait until March 29, 2023 before being able to view it in theaters in France.