During a Nintendo Direct on Thursday, Illumination delivered the first official teaser trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
The visual gives fans a first look at many fan-favorite characters in action, as well as several Koopas, Kamek and Dry Bones. In one scene, Bowser’s (Jack Black) army of Koopa Troopas fight against an ice kingdom’s army of penguins; and in another, Mario (Chris Pratt) slides through a green pipe that leads to the Mushroom Kingdom, where the famed mustachioed plumber bounces between massive red mushrooms.
Along with Pratt and Black, the film’s star-studded cast includes Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Seth Rogan as Donkey Kong and Keegan-Michael Key as Toad. During the Direct, Illumination founder Chris Meledandri disclosed that the film’s animation will be complete in one week and that the score will be recorded in 11 days, according to NintendoLife.
“Mario and Luigi are two of the most beloved heroes in all of popular culture, and we are honored to have the unique opportunity to work so closely with Shigeru Miyamoto and the widely imaginative team at Nintendo to bring these characters to life in an animated movie, unlike any film Illumination has made to date,” said Meledandri when announcing the extended cast last month.
There’s still quite some time until The Super Mario Bros. Movie appears on the big screen, as it’s not slated to premiere until April 7, 2023. Until then, indulge in the first teaser up top, and stay tuned for more details.
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