In their most recent Nintendo Direct, a series of online presentations they use to showcase their upcoming projects, Nintendo made a huge announcement: A Super Mario Bros. movie is coming, and it has an absolutely star-studded cast.
If you hear the words “Super Mario Movie” you might immediately begin to get worried, conjuring images of the 1993 disaster that was the Super Mario Bros. live-action movie. Well, good news because this time around they are going the animated route, so you don’t have to worry about your dreams being haunted by strange-looking Goombas.
Another reason to be excited is the cast. It’s clear this time around, Nintendo isn’t pulling any punches and they’re putting a big enough budget behind the project to back it up. Here’s who has been announced to be lending their vocal talents so far:
- Chris Pratt as Mario
- Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach
- Charlie Day as Luigi
- Jack Black as Bowser
- Keegan-Michael Key as Toad
- Seth Rogan as Donkey Kong
- Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek
- Fred Armisen as Crank Kong
- Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike
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There were many other announcements made during the presentation, but news about a new Mario movie definitely takes the cake (or mushroom). There hasn’t been any update about the plot, but they did give us a release date of December 21, 2022.
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