Nintendo and Illumination have shared the second trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which will release at cinemas around the world next April.
This introduces Princess Peach and Donkey Kong for the first time, but we also get to catch a glimpse at more characters like Cranky Kong, Yoshi and Funky Kong as well as Power Up items such as the Fire Flower, Tanooki Suit and Mario Kart.
Directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic (collaborators on Teen Titans Go!, Teen Titans Go! To The Movies) from a screenplay by Matthew Fogel (The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru), the film stars Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess 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.
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 27th April 2023.