Nintendo has confirmed that the release date for the upcoming animated Super Mario Bros. movie has been delayed into next year.
“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,” the moustachioed icon’s creator shared in a brief message through Nintendo of America’s Twitter account.
Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri added in a similar message: “Miyamoto-san and I have been collaborating on all aspects of the Super Mario Bros. film and, together with our partners at Universal, have decided to move the global release to Spring 2023 – April 7 in North America and April 28 in Japan. We are excited to share this incredible film with you.”
Plans for the movie were revealed in February 2018, which will be co-produced by Shigeru Miyamoto and Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri – co-financed by Universal Pictures and Nintendo, with Universal Pictures responsible for distributing the movie worldwide.
The movie is being created in partnership with Illumination, an animation studio that many will know for creating Despicable Me, but also for their work on Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Minions, The Secret Life of Pets, Sing and The Grinch.
The Super Mario Bros. movie will release in theatres across North America on 7th April 2023, and in Japan on 28th April 2023.