The animation movie also stars Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key and Charlie Day.
Who hasn't once played Super Mario Brothers or even heard about it. Such is the immensity of the presence of the popular arcade game, which once used to rule the gaming world. The Nintendo’s Super Mario Bros. movie is fast approaching and has announced a powerful voice cast.
Chris Pratt who will voice Super Mario himself, while Anya Taylor-Joy is the damsel in distress Princess Peach. Jack Black is the villain Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key is Mario's pal Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike.
The Super Mario Bros movie is coming from Nintendo and Illumination. The movie will come out in theatres across North America on December 21, 2022. An international release date has not been revealed yet.
"Here we go!"— Illumination (@illumination) September 23, 2021
Chris Pratt as Mario
Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach
Charlie Day as Luigi
Jack Black as Bowser
Keegan-Michael Key as Toad
Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong
Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong
Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek
Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike
Cameos from Charles Martinet pic.twitter.com/Yio2pql1Jy
Chris Meledandri, the founder of Illuminations produces along with Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, who is also the creator of the video game. Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic who directed Teen Titans Go! To the Movies will be helming the project.
Mario made his first appearance in the 1981’s Donkey Kong and got his own adventure in 1985’s Super Mario Bros. The game followed Mario, the mustachioed plumber and his brother, Luigi, in their adventure to save Princess Peach from the villain, Bowser.
A live-action film Super Mario Bros came out in 1991, but ended up as a disaster. But with the success of movies like The Angry Birds Movie and The Angry Birds Movie 2, an animated feature is expected to be accepted by the audience.