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Super Mario Bros. Movie Delayed to 2023


The proposed adaptation of Nintendo's Super Mario Bros. video game series by Universal and Illumination Entertainment has been pushed back until 2023.


The Super Mario Bros. adaptation was initially scheduled to hit theaters on December 21, with a holiday run planned. In North America, the film will now be released on April 7, 2023. On April 28, the film will be released in Japan. Shigeru Miyamoto, the Super Mario Bros. series creator, and a Nintendo executive announced the new release date on Nintendo's social media on Monday evening.


"We decided to move the global release to Spring 2023 after discussing with Chris-san, [producer Chris Meledandri,] my colleague at Illumination on the Super Mario Bros. film," Miyamoto stated. "Please accept my sincere apologies, but I assure you that the wait will be well worth it."


This is Miyamoto. 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.

— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 26, 2022


Nintendo announced the voice cast for the Super Mario Bros. film in September 2021, with Chris Pratt as the Italian plumber protagonist. Princess Peach is played by Anya Taylor-Joy, Luigi is played by Charlie Day, Bowser is played by Jack Black, Toad is played by Keegan-Michael Key, Donkey Kong is played by Seth Rogen, Kamek is played by Kevin Michael Richardson, Cranky Kong is played by Fred Armisen, and Spike is played by Sebastian Maniscalco. Charles Martinet, the original Mario voice actor, will make a cameo appearance in the film.

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