The highly anticipated Super Mario Bros. movie. is finally here, with a star-studded cast and a trailer that's sending fans into hysterics.
The world of video games is about to collide hard with Hollywood as it is a popular franchise Nintendo, Super Mario Bros., is set for a major movie adaptation. This animated version, the first since the critically acclaimed 1993 live-action film, set out to win the hearts of fans old and new with a delightful mix of humor, adventure and nostalgia.
The recently released trailer has already generated quite a response as it features Bowser voicing the invincible Jack Black, wreaking havoc in the kingdom of tiny penguins. We also catch Mario, who lent his voice Chris Pratt, when he turns up in the famous Mushroom Kingdom, and Luigi, voiced by Charlie Day, trying to escape a bunch of menacing dry bones.
The movie Super Mario Bros. boasts an all-star cast featuring Anya Taylor-Joy as the voice of Princess Peach, Keegan-Michael Key as the lovable Toad, Seth Rogen as the iconic Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike.
The movie, produced by Illumination, the studio behind hit movies like Despicable Me and The Secret Life of Pets, has plenty of talent and resources to bring the colorful world of Super Mario Bros. to life. Directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, creators of Teen Titans Go!, the film is expected to cater to fans with its faithful representation of the games while appealing to a wider audience with its humor and heart.
Franchise Super Mario Bros. has been a worldwide phenomenon since its inception in 1985, with the main character Mario becoming one of the most recognizable figures in pop culture. The games' enduring popularity, which has sold more than 370 million copies worldwide, has spawned numerous spin-offs, merchandise, and even theme park attractions. With this new film adaptation, Nintendo aims to further expand its reach and present a new generation of Mario and friends adventure.
While we eagerly await the premiere of The Super Mario Bros., which hits theaters on April 7, 2023, fans around the world are dusting off their controllers and returning to their favorite Mario adventures. Whether you're a fan of classic 2D side-scrollers or newer 3D platformers, there's no denying that the world of Super Mario Bros. ripe for an animated feature film. And with an all-star cast and an experienced behind-the-scenes crew, this film is poised to become the ultimate love letter to Mario and his enduring legacy.