Nintendo Teases Super Mario Bros. Movie, Sets Time for World Premiere Trailer
The first footage from the film is due out on October 6 during a Nintendo Direct
Nintendo promised we'd be getting a look at the Super Mario Bros. CG-animated movie—which has the company teaming up with Illumination—this week, and now we know exactly when to expect it. Nintendo shared a teaser visual and announced plans for a Nintendo Direct presentation, which will reveal the world premiere trailer on October 6 at 1:05pm Pacific Time.
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This lines everything up nicely with the premiere panel at this weekend's New York Comic Con.
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Tune in at 1:05 p.m. PT on 10/6 for a #NintendoDirect: The Super Mario Bros. Movie presentation introducing the world premiere trailer for the upcoming film (no game information will be featured).— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 4, 2022
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You'll be able to watch it right here:
As previously announced, the cast includes Chris Pratt (Starlord) as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queens Gambit) as Peach, Charlie Day (The Lego Movie 2) as Luigi, Jack Black (Kung Fu Panda) as Bowser, Seth Rogen (Monsters vs. Aliens) as Donkey Kong, Keegan-Michael Key (Hotel Transylvania 2) as Toad, Fred Armisen (The Smurfs) as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson (Teen Titans Go!) as Kamek, and finally Sebastian Maniscalco (The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature) as Spike. The original voice of Mario, Charles Martinet, will somehow be involved in the film in “surprise cameos.”
The Lego Movie 2 scribe Matthew Fogel is writing, with Teen Titan's Go! To the Movies' Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic co-directing the animated movie, and Shigeru Miyamoto and Chris Meledandri at Illumination producing for a Universal Pictures distribution.
The most recent release date for Super Mario Bros. has it premiering April 7 in North America and April 28 in Japan.
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