Long since awaited from the moment it was announced, Nintendo’s new foray into films has a history. Although in recent years, the company has begun the steps to creating new and inventive movies. While hesitant about the idea of working with other animation companies, new details are emerging about their upcoming film. Made in collaboration with Illumination, Nintendo is finally creating a fully animated Super Mario film. Today in the latest Nintendo Direct, series creator Shigeru Miyamoto revealed new details about the Super Mario Movie. Miyamoto announced the full Mario Bros film cast with the release date set for December 22, 2022.
The Super Mario Bros. Animated Film movie is heading to theaters in North America on 12/21/22!
Check out the voice cast for the upcoming movie below ? pic.twitter.com/Xj31P6hk6y
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 23, 2021
What Do We Know About the Casting of the Super Mario Bros Movie?
Though the film will be fully animated, the voices of the main Super Mario cast are changed with Chris Pratt taking the helm as Mario and Charlie Day as Luigi, the voice cast will be very unique. Anna Taylor-Joy joins them as Princess Peach with Keegan Michael Key appearing as Toad. Alongside castings like Jack Black voicing Bowser and Seth Rogan as Donkey Kong, the character’s dynamic will have an interesting transition. With Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek, and Sebastian Maniscalco rounding out the cast as Spike. The film is full of characters from the wider Mario universe.
Though he doesn’t have a direct role, Mario’s voice actor will play a role in the upcoming film. Charles Martinet will be supplying various voice cameos throughout the Super Mario Bros movie. The fresh cast certainly gives some fans a bit of distress over the performance of the actors capturing these characters. The casting announcements certainly feel awkward with still no real teaser or test footage. The film debuts on December 22, 2022.
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