Many fans were saddened by the announcement of the delay of the long-awaited super mario movie We know that this incursion of the series on the big screen could be the first step for an entire cinematic universe based on the heroic characters of Nintendo and the most iconic video games of the brand. For this reason, fans have high expectations about the final result.
Because those responsible for the film have guarded the details and even the long-awaited previews with suspicion, we have decided to collect all the information we have about the project in this entry. Seeing all the attention and care that Illumination is giving to the production, there is no doubt that this film will be a foothold for all kinds of audiences to be interested again (or for the first time) in Super Mario Bros. and the series of Nintendo usually.
The Super Mario Movie: Release Date
As we already know, making an animation takes a lot of time, especially when it comes to characters like Mario and his friends. For this reason the date has been varying between one and another. Previously, the premiere was scheduled for December 21 of this year, but it ended up being delayed until spring 2023.
The announcement was made by himself. Shigeru Miyamotocreator of Mario, in a short message On twitter. The creative confirmed that after conversations with Mr. Chris of illuminationdecided to move the date to April 28 in Japan and April 7 in North America by the hand of Universal Pictures. It goes without saying that this date can change at any time if the parties involved decide that the film needs more attention.
Confirmed actors and characters
It goes without saying that an animated film requires more than the work of the artists responsible for the animation. In fact, the voices of the characters are a fundamental element to give life to the characters and to the entire animated world in general.
Fortunately, Nintendo and its partners managed to hire a promising cast of dubbing artists, who will be in charge of giving voice to our favorite characters. These include comic Chris Pratt as Mario and renowned Jack Black as his antagonist, the fearsome Bowser.
We leave you the list known so far below:
- Mario (Chris Pratt)
- Princess Peach (Anya Taylor-Joy)
- Luigi (Charlie Day)
- Bowser (Jack Black)
- Toad (Sebastian Maniscalco)
- Donkey Kong (Seth Rogers)
- Cranky Kong (Fred Armisen)
- KamekKevin Michael Richardson
- Spike (Sebastian Maniscalco)
The producer of the film confirmed that Chris will not try to imitate the traditional voice of Mario, nor will he use the famous catchphrase “It’s-a me, Mario!”. However, he assured that we will definitely see references to it and that Chris’ performance is being “phenomenal”.
What will the Super Mario movie be about?
This is probably the biggest unknown so far. Taking into account that the renowned Shigeru Miyamoto is directly involved with the production, we can assume that the plot will have a heroic theme in which one or several defenseless characters in danger must be rescued by Mario and his friends. That could be said to be the essence of the Mario video games, and the movie will most likely follow the same line.
That said, the direction of the plot could surprise us all. In fact, a recent rumor indicates that the film could have a musical format, which, if true, would mean that the story would follow a style similar to that of Disney movies.
However, without more data on the table, we can only make assumptions. We will be attentive to any news to bring it to the web as soon as possible.
Sequel and spin-offs of the Super Mario movie
Many are probably wondering what direction the Nintendo Cinematic Universe will take, which is hard to predict without it being released. super mario movie. Even so, we already have pretty strong indications that the company authorized the start of production of a first spin-off.
This was recently confirmed by several sources closely related to the film industry, which assured that the spin-off would be nothing less than an animated film of Donkey Kong. In addition, the charismatic Seth Rogen would have already signed to voice the character, as he will in super mario movie. Of course, this is just a rumour, but one that several Anglo-Saxon sources seem to have confidence in. remains on the side of Nintendo and illumination confirm their upcoming projects regarding movies.
Other details such as the type of animation or the date of the first trailer of the film of Super Mario are unknown to date. We will be attentive to bring you all the news as soon as they are revealed by the companies. Meanwhile, what do you expect regarding the plot and animation of this project? Let us know in the comments!