The incredibly popular Super Mario Bros property is getting an all-new animated feature film adaptation. Now we know what the voice cast for the upcoming Super Mario Bros film will be! As it turns out, there are plenty of big Hollywood stars involved – including Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World actor Chris Pratt. He’ll be voicing Mario, the lead character of the film.
As for the rest of the Super Mario Bros cast, as revealed at the Nintendo Direct presentation via THR:
“Anya Taylor-Joy (Princess Peach), Charlie Day (Luigi), Jack Black (Bowser), Keegan-Michael Key (Toad), Seth Rogen (Donkey Kong), Fred Armisen (Cranky Kong), Kevin Michael Richardson (Kamek) and Sebastian Maniscalco (Spike).”
Super Mario Bros is being directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic. The film will also be produced by Illumination founder Chris Meledandri and Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto of Nintendo.
“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 in a statement.
“We are collaborating with Chris [Meledandri] and his experienced team to not just create a character licensed film, but a new piece of entertainment which brings Super Mario Bros. to life on the screen, and allows everyone to enjoy whether or not they know about the game,” said Miyamoto in a statement. “The production so far is constructive and going very well, and both parties are learning a lot from each other. We humbly ask that fans wait just a little longer for the premiere, and we hope they look forward to seeing the unique characters from Super Mario Bros. on the big screen.”
It’ll be exciting to see how this film continues to come together. We haven’t had a proper Mario Bros film since 1993, so seeing an animated take from Illumination might be the perfect way to do the source material justice.
The upcoming Super Mario Bros movie is scheduled for a release date late next year on December 21, 2022.