On the heels of the first poster to be released, the official The Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer has arrived. The film, produced by Despicable Me studio Illumination Entertainment, marks the second adaptation of the Nintendo game franchise after the critically panned 1993 live-action film. Chris Pratt leads the ensemble cast of The Super Mario Bros. Movie in the titular role alongside Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key, Seth Rogen, Fred Armisen and Kevin Michael Richardson.
Plot details for The Super Mario Bros. Movie are still largely kept hidden, although it is expected to follow the same formula as the Nintendo platformer in which the titular plumber is tasked with saving Princess Peach from the villainous Bowser. The film’s development has been in the works since 2016, when franchise creator Shigeru Miyamoto began meeting Universal in front of Universal Studios Super Nintendo World, with the studios Teen Titans go! creators Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic to direct and Minions: The Rise of Gru‘s Matthew Fogel to write the script. The audience eagerly awaited a look at The Super Mario Bros. Movienamely to hear Pratt’s voice as the iconic game character, and now that glimpse has arrived.
As part of Nintendo’s New York Comic-Con panel, Universal has revealed the official one Super Mario Bros. movie trailer. The video offers a first close look at the animated film, including Pratt’s voice as the titular plumber, a point of controversy during the film’s development. Watch the trailer above:
How Super Mario Bros. Movie Trailer Honors Nintendo’s Games
While much of his plot remains secret, The Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer offers some exciting glimpses to entice longtime fans of the video game franchise. Between its faithful and unique recreations of the Mushroom Kingdom and Bowser’s Castle to Jack Black and Keegan-Michael Key’s perfect voices of Bowser and Toad, the animated film seems to honor its Nintendo source material much better than the 1993 live-action film did. With confirmation that the Power Stars are a major MacGuffin, it will also be interesting to see how the other characters who are not in The movie trailer of Super Mario Bros. factor into the story, possibly setting up a formula similar to: Super Mario 64in which players traveled to different worlds to collect enough to take on Bowser.
The only element of The Super Mario Bros. Movie The trailer that is sure to be divisive is that of Chris Pratt’s voice in the title role, a casting choice that has remained controversial since its announcement. However, with the trailer already promising a much more faithful tribute to the source material than the 1993 Super Mario Bros. movie, as well as the infamous first Sonic the hedgehog movie trailer, expectation could grow in the run-up to release. Only time will tell how the film compares to Paramount’s hit speedster franchise when The Super Mario Bros. Movie opens in theaters on April 7.
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