The first trailer for the Super Mario movie, starring Chris Pratt as Mario, will drop on October 6 as part of New York Comic Con. The trailer will premiere that day at 1 pm PT/4 pm ET.
This will be a “teaser” trailer for the animated film, so don’t expect anything too long. But in any case, it will be the first footage from the film to debut. The film was produced by Illumination, the studio behind Minions and Despicable Me.
The Mario movie is directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, who previously collaborated on the Teen Titans Go animated films. The Lego Movie 2 and Minions: The Rise of Gru writer Matthew Fogel penned the script for the film, which is produced by Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto and Illumination’s Chris Meledandri.
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Jurassic World studio Universal is distributing the film and co-financed the film along with Nintendo.
In addition to Pratt as the voice of Mario, the film features an all-star cast including 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, and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike.
The Mario movie was originally scheduled for release in December of this year before it was pushed back to April 7, 2023. Pratt has said that his Mario voice is “unlike anything you’ve ever heard.”
Very little is known about the story, or any details at all. Charlie Day, who voices Luigi, confirmed in February of this year that he had started recording lines for the film, but couldn’t say much more.
“I’d love to tell you all about it, but they’re top secret about this stuff. Absolutely, this is serious stuff,” Day said. “I know nothing. I showed up and they said, ‘You say this and you say that.’ And it’s all very funny and good. And then I come out and there’s like two guys in overalls with hammers going, ‘Don’t tell anyone about this, Charlie. I swear to God we’ll take your kneecaps off. We’re going to break your neck.”
A Donkey Kong spin-off could be coming next.
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