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Nintendo and Illumination’s upcoming animated Super Mario film has been delayed to April 2023!
Originally scheduled for release on December 21, 2022, the film will now premiere in North America on April 7, 2023, and in Japan on April 28, 2023.
Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo’s Representative Director and co-producer of the project, took to Nintendo of America’s Twitter account to announce the news and promise that it would be “well worth the wait.”
Chris Pratt and Charlie Day star as Nintendo’s iconic Mario and Luigi respectively. Other confirmed cast members include Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, and Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong. Charles Martinet, the original voice of Mario and Luigi, is also set to make a cameo.
The film is co-produced by Shigeru Miyamoto and Chris Meledandri, the CEO of Illumination. Backed by both Nintendo and Universal Studios, it will be distributed by Universal Studios.