Super Mario Bros. animated movie delayed until 2023

Super Mario Bros. animated movie delayed until 2023

You’ll have to wait a bit longer for Chris Pratt as Mario.

Even though it was previously announced for release in 2022, the upcoming Super Mario Bros. animated movie is not coming out until 2023. The film is under the direction of Illumination, which has created other animated hits like Despicable Me. So fans were eager to see what the studio could come up with.

However, legendary video game designer and Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto made the announcement. Miyamoto – who is a co-producer with Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri – took to Nintendo’s official Twitter account to apologize to fans for the delay.

“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,” Miyamoto tweeted. “My deepest apologies but I promise it will be well worth the wait.”

The film has an interesting cast with actor Chris Pratt playing Mario and Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach. The supporting cast includes a boatload of comedians including Jack Black as Bowser, Charlie Day as Luigi, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogan as Donkey Kong, and Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong.

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