The first real look at Illumination and Nintendo’s The Super Mario Bros Movie dropped today, and it’s… well, it’s pretty fantastic.
I hope Bullet Bills are in it
I’m not gonna mince words, or pretend to have some kind of objectivity here. I’m just not. This. movie looks incredible.
Yes, I know this is just a teaser, and doesn’t really show all that much, but what’s here is pure eye-candy, especially for an old school Mario Bros fan. The trailer opens with a look at King Koopa himself, is packed from open to close with SMB staples, and ends with… well, it ends with a little hint of Luigi’s Mansion.
From Nintendo and Illumination comes a new animated film based on the world of Super Mario Bros.
Directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic (collaborators on Teen Titans Go!, Teen Titans Go! To the Movies) from a screenplay by Matthew Fogel (The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Minions: The Rise of Gru), the film stars Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike.
The film is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and by Shigeru Miyamoto for Nintendo. The film will be co-financed by Universal Pictures and Nintendo and released worldwide by Universal Pictures.Nintendo press release
The Super Mario Bros Movie opens up in theaters on April 7th, 2023. I can’t wait.