Washington [US]: Fans will have to wait a little longer as the Super Mario Bros. movie has been delayed to 2023.
As per Variety, Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s adaptation of Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. video game series, which was scheduled to release on December 21, will now hit the theatres on April 7, 2023, in North America.
A Japanese release will follow on April 28. Sharing the update, Super Mario Bros. series creator and Nintendo leader Shigeru Miyamoto took to Twitter and wrote, “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.”
For the unversed, Chris Pratt has come on the board to voice the Italian plumbing protagonist.
The voice ensemble 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.