Nintendo shared the first trailer for the anticipated “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” ,an animated adventure featuring some deeply meme-worthy casting. The Super Mario Bros. Movie” is slated to premiere on April 7, 2023.
With Chris Pratt as Mario and Jack Black as Bowser, fans were excited to see just how unhinged this film would be. More than 600,000 viewers tuned into the premiere on Nintendo of America’s YouTube Channel, and the trailer was concurrently streamed at New York Comic Con. Though the trailer was a bit short, it didn’t disappoint. Viewers were amazed to finally got to hear Chris Pratt’s voice come out of Mario’s animated form. Also, Keegan-Michael Key is already killing it as Toad, admonishing Mario for mistaking him for a mushroom.
“It’s been a life-long dream of mine to become Mario,” Pratt said before the trailer aired. He recalls spending hours of his life stomping Koopas in the original Mario arcade game at his local laundromat. The trailer opens with Bowser back on his bullshit, trying to steal our stars like we’re playing “Mario Party.” The Koopa Troopas who are quite literally troops, true to their name follow Bowser to a snowy castle, where he demands that they open the gates. Some penguins try to throw snowballs at him to defend their domain, but their efforts are futile.