‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ is Hitting Theaters Earlier Than Planned
Fans rejoice – the wait to see Mario take on the King of the Koopas just got shorter. The Super Mario Bros. Movie has a new, earlier release date.
In the upcoming movie, Princess Peach helps Mario get ready to square off against the all-powerful Bowser to stop his plans from conquering the world. It brings in a ton of characters and locations from the games (as it should). Mario trains on a course that’s taken straight from the 1980s side scroller, and he fights Donkey Kong on a red steel girder. Oh, and there are karts.
Video game adaptations tend to flunk – but The Super Mario Bros. Movie looks like a celebration of Nintendo that’s going to be a lot of fun for fans of all ages. It keeps the game’s simple story, and its sense of fun, and the animation looks fantastic. And its director is promising my issues with Chris Pratt won’t be issues at all.
“He’s really good at playing a blue-collar hero with a ton of heart. For the way that Mario is characterized in our film, he’s perfect for it. When people hear Chris Pratt’s performance, the criticism will evaporate.”
Ok, I’ll give Pratt a shot – but I still think Pedro Pascal or Charles Martinet would have been a better choice.
Super Mario Bros. Movie New Release Date
The fun is coming to theaters two days early, according to the movie’s official Twitter account. The move puts the debut on a Wednesday instead of a Friday.
Wahoo! The #SuperMarioMovie is moving from April 7 to April 5 in the US and in more than 60 markets around the world. The movie hits theaters in additional markets in April and May, with Japan opening April 28. pic.twitter.com/CjlikfC3cuAdvertisement
— The Super Mario Bros. Movie (@supermariomovie) February 28, 2023
Super Mario Bros. Details & Cast
The two executive producers guiding the project come from Illumination and Nintendo – Chris Meledandri and Shigeru Miyamoto. It’s directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic (collaborators on Teen Titans Go!) from a screenplay by Matthew Fogel (LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part). The voice cast includes:
- Chris Pratt as Mario
- Charlie Day as Luigi
- Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach
- Jack Black as 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 Marios Bros. hits theaters on April 5, 2023.