May 16, 2022

Super Mario Bros Movie Delayed Until 2023

*Cue the sad Mario music*

The Super Mario Bros Movie has officially been pushed back until 2023.

Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto headed a tweet from the official Nintendo Twitter account, stating;

“…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”.

We, currently, know little about the movie, beyond some of its starring lineup.

There has been no trailer, nor any mention of a plot – is it to be a reimagining of Mario and co’s origins, or start off mid-way through the series’ expansive narrative?

We’ll have to wait until April, though there’s no word on release dates outside of America/Japan, currently.

The Super Mario Bros Movie features the voices of Chris Pratt as Mario, Charlie Day as Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Jack Black as Bowser, and Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong.

I really want to see Seth Rogen’s performance. Is DK going to be a stoner dude? Can we get a Donkey Kong origins movie where he was a tie-wearing gorilla pothead but denounced it all to save the jungle? That would be awesome, but not particularly in keeping with Nintendo’s family values.

Again, the Super Mario Bros Movie now releases on 7th April in North America, and on 28th April in Japan. No news yet on releases outside those two territories.


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