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Release of ‘Super Mario Bros.’ movie is delayed until 2023


The movie adaptation of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. video game series has been delayed until 2023. The Super Mario Bros. adaptation was originally set to release on Dec. 21; now, the film is set to debut in theaters on April 7, 2023 in North America. A Japanese release will follow on April 28.

Super Mario Bros. series creator and Nintendo leader Shigeru Miyamoto announced the change in release date through Nintendo’s social media: “After consulting with Chris-san, [producer Chris Meledandri,] my partner at Illumination on the Super Mario Bros. film, we decided to move the global release to Spring 2023. My deepest apologies but I promise it will be well worth the wait.”

In Sept. 2021, Nintendo revealed the voice cast for the Super Mario Bros. film, led by Chris Pratt as the voice of the famous Italian plumber, Mario. The cast also includes Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike. Original Mario voice actor Charles Martinet will have a cameo role in the film.

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