Today Nintendo announced the SuperMario Bros. Movie will be delayed to April 2023.
Super Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto in consultation with Chris-san, a partner at Illumination on the Super Mario Bros. movie, said they have decided to move the global release to Spring 2023–April 28 in Japan and April 7 in North America. He apologized for the delay, though promised it would be well worth the wait.
Illumination, the studio behind Despicable Me, Life of Pets, Sing, and the adaptations of Dr. Seuss books like The Lorax and How the Grinch Stole Christmas will be producing the animated film. Aaron Horvath (Teen Titans Go!) and Michael Jelenic (The Batman) will be directing with Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto are listed to produce the Super Mario Bros. movie. The movie is based on a screenplay written by Matthew Fogel (The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part).
Casting for the movie includes Chris Pratt (voicing Mario), Anya Taylor-Joy (voicing Princess Peach), Seth Rogen (voicing Donkey Kong), Jack Black (voicing Bowser), Charlie Day (voicing Luigi), Fred Armisen (voicing Cranky Kong), Keegan-Michael Key (voicing Toad), Kevin Michael Richardson (voicing Kamek), and Sebastian Maniscalco (voicing Spike).
With the Super Mario Bros release delayed, leaves Borderlands adaptation featuring Cate Blanchett as Lilith on the calendar for 2022. Much awaited Teeken: Bloodline and the live-action Resident Evil TV series from Netflix is also expected to air on July 14th.
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