(Pocket-lint) - There's a Mario movie coming down the pike - this much we know, but there are plenty of details about the film that are still up in the air.
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From its cast to when you can expect to actually watch it, we've gathered all the key facts for you right here.
Super Mario movie release date
We have a firm release date for the Mario movie - Nintendo announced that it was being delayed into early 2023 but thankfully supplied concrete dates.
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. My deepest apologies but I promise it will be well worth the wait.— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 26, 2022
That means you'll be able to watch the movie in theatres on 7 April 2023 in the US, with a UK date yet to be confirmed.
Super Mario movie trailers
Although the movie has been known about for quite a long time, we still haven't even seen a still from it, let alone a trailer.
However, we do now know when we'll see the first trailer - it'll come on 6 October 2022, at New York Comic Con, as confirmed officially in the Tweet below.
Join us October 6th at 4pm ET for the teaser trailer premiere of Nintendo Illumination’s upcoming Super Mario Bros. film, releasing April 7, 2023. pic.twitter.com/1jEFnlvCnU— New York Comic Con (@NY_Comic_Con) September 22, 2022
Until that trailer goes out, there will still be plenty of speculation about what sort of art style the animated feature will employ, and how much we can expect it to look like various games in the long-running series. As soon as any screenshots or trailers debut, we'll add them here for you to check out.
Super Mario movie cast
Nintendo got plenty of attention for its cast announcements around the movie in 2021, with a host of voice actors confirmed for the film.
The Super Mario Bros. Animated Film movie is heading to theaters in North America on 12/21/22!
Check out the voice cast for the upcoming movie below pic.twitter.com/Xj31P6hk6y
The most attention went to the central casting of Chris Pratt as Mario, which attracted some criticism due to how many movies the leading man has been in.
Other fun bits of casting included Jack Black as a presumably irrepressible Bowser and megastar Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach. You can find the full list of confirmed cast members below:
- Chris Pratt as Mario
- Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach
- Charlie Day as Luigi
- Jack Black will be playing Bowser
- Keegan-Michael Key as Toad
- Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong
- Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek
- Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike
Super Mario movie story
Another big area that's up in the air for the upcoming movie is what sort of story it'll tell - obviously, there's a certain cyclical rhythm to the games' simple tales of princesses rescued and villains defeated.
We'll have to wait to find out more to see exactly how much of a tale Nintendo is planning for the film, or whether it's going to be similarly barebones.
Writing by Max Freeman-Mills.