The highly anticipated Super Mario Bros. Movie, which is expected to enter cinemas in the spring of next year, has received its first official trailer from Universal and Illumination Entertainment. The iconic Nintendo video game’s planned theatrical version is slated to make its debut in late December, right before the holidays. Its winter release, however, was somewhat postponed in order to capitalize on the Easter weekend return of the family audience and their customarily high attendance.
When Nintendo game director Shigeru Miyamoto announced the release of the movie last September during the Nintendo Direct streaming event, not much information regarding The Super Mario Bros. Movie was made public. Nintendo exposed viewers to the outstanding ensemble selected to bring the movie to life, which includes Chris Pratt, Charlie Day, Anya Taylor-Joy, Jack Black, Seth Rogen, and Keegan-Michael Key. The direction of the storyline propelling the legendary cast of characters remained questionable, though.
During a Nintendo Direct streaming event that was exclusively focused on the forthcoming movie, Universal and Illumination unveiled the Mario movie trailer. Films like The Secret Life of Pets and Minions: The Rise of Gru were produced by Illumination Entertainment, and the footage exhibits their renowned aesthetic sensibility. The Mario movie trailer vividly depicts the world’s beauty while also including a number of noteworthy characteristics that gamers will immediately recognize. Bowser’s debut sets the setting for the Mushroom Kingdom adventure and the humor that will make the movie entertaining.
The formal announcement of Chris Pratt’s voice as the well-known video game character will likely be the topic of the most discussion about this brand-new Mario movie. Due to his non-Italian heritage and the potential for inadvertent offense if he attempted to imitate the character’s accent, several people raised worry over Pratt’s casting as the Italian plumber. Chris Meledandri, CEO of Illumination, praised Pratt’s voice acting as Mario as “phenomenal,” and Pratt himself claimed that his performance was something the audience had already heard in the Mario universe.