The Super Mario Bros. movie release date sees a delay as it is announced the film will now be released on April 7, 2023, instead of getting released in December of 2022.
The creator of Mario, Shigeru Miyamoto, made the announcement via the official Nintendo Twitter account.
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
Chris Pratt stars as Super Mario
Details for the movie include it is said to be a CG-animated movie with Chris Pratt providing the voice of Mario; Charlie Day will voice Luigi; Anya Taylor-Joy is voicing Princess Peach; Jack Black is voicing Bowser; Keegan-Michael Key is voicing Toad; Seth Rogen is Donkey Kong; Fred Armisen is Cranky Kong; Kevin Michael Richardson is Kamek, and Sebastian Maniscalco voices Spike.
Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic are the directors who previously collaborated on the animated series Teen Titans Go! and the film Teen Titans Go! To the Movies.
The screenplay of the film is written by Matthew Fogel, whose credits include The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part and Minions: The Rise of Gru.
Universal and Nintendo are producing with Illumination Founder and CEO, Chris Meledandri and Representative Director and Fellow of Nintendo, Shigeru Miyamoto.
"Mario and Luigi are two of the most beloved heroes in all of popular culture, and we are honored to have the unique opportunity to work so closely with Shigeru Miyamoto and the widely imaginative team at Nintendo to bring these characters to life in an animated movie, unlike any film Illumination has made to date,” said Meledandri in a previous statement, who is also an outside director of Nintendo.
Miyamoto added, “We are collaborating with Chris and his experienced team to not just create a character licensed film, but a new piece of entertainment which brings Super Mario Bros. to life on the screen, and allows everyone to enjoy whether or not they know about the game. The production so far is constructive and going very well, and both parties are learning a lot from each other. We humbly ask that fans wait just a little longer for the premiere, and we hope they look forward to seeing the unique characters from Super Mario Bros. on the big screen.”