In a Nintendo Direct on Thursday focused exclusively on the Super Mario Bros. movie, the film’s final trailer was shared. The movie is scheduled to release on April 7.
Following a bit of banter among the cast, the trailer itself premiered, showing Luigi trapped in a cage along with a variety of other Mario characters, including a very direct Luma. We get to see Bowser and his army, some Mario platforming, and more Mario Kart and Rainbow Road action.
After the trailer, Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that post-production is now complete on the movie. Also, somewhat oddly, Mario’s boots from the movie have been recreated in real life and will be displayed at Nintendo’s New York store beginning March 10, or Mario Day.
The movie features a star-studded cast, with Chris Pratt lending his voice to the role of Mario, and Anya Taylor-Joy playing Princess Peach. Seth Rogen voices Donkey Kong, Jack Black voices Bowser, and Charlie Day voices Luigi.
The animated film is produced by Illumination, the studio behind popular franchises such as Despicable Me and Minions, and directed by animation veterans Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic. The screenplay was written by Matthew Fogel, who is best known for his work on The Lego Movie 2. Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario, serves as a producer on the film.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie is expected to be formidable success at the box office. The highest-grossing video game movie of all time is Warcraft with about $440 million worldwide. For more, check out GameSpot’s rundown of the highest-grossing video game movies of all time.
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