Originally scheduled for the end of the year, the animated film adapted from Nintendo’s Mario universe has been postponed for a few months.
It was the creator of Mario himself – video game legend Shigeru Miyamoto – who announced the news on Twitter:
This is Miyamoto. After consulting with Chris-san, my partner at Illumination on the Super Mario Bros. film, we decided to move the global release to Spring 2023–April 28 in Japan and April 7 in North America. My deepest apologies but I promise it will be well worth the wait.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 26, 2022
Specifically, it will be released in April 2023 instead of December 2022 as originally planned. The decision was made by Miyamoto himself, in consultation with Chris Meledandri, CEO of Illumination studio, co-producer of the film with Nintendo. “My deepest apologies, but I promise the wait will be well worth it …” Miyamoto said. Do they fear the boxoffice-competition in December 22?
The voice-cast of the “Super Mario Bros. Movie” is pretty impressive and maybe, it’s really worth the wait. Mario is synchronized by Chris Pratt (Jurassic World), and Charlie Day lead his voice to Marios sidekick Luigi. Jack Black is Bowser (oh yeah), Seth Rogen is Donkey Kong, and Peach get’s her voice from the talented Anya Taylor-Joy (Queen’s Gambit).