‘Super Mario Bros.’ Delays box office opening to April 2023 – The Hollywood Reporter
Illumination and Universal delay theatrical release Super Mario Bros. from December 21, 2022 to April 7, 2023, the companies announced Monday evening.
The computer-animated film stars Chris Pratt as Mario. The star-studded voice cast also includes Anya Taylor-Joy (Princess Peach), Charlie Day (Luigi), Jack Black (Bowser), Keegan-Michael Key (Toad), Seth Rogen (Donkey Kong), Fred Armisen (Cranky Kong ), Kevin Michael Richardson (Kamek) and Sebastian Maniscalco (Spike).
Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, known for The Teen Titans Go! At the movie theaterrealize from a script of Minions: The Rise of Gru screenwriter Matthew Fogel.
the Super Mario Bros.. the film hails from Nintendo and Illumination, with Universal distributing in North America and co-financed with Illumination.
Illumination founder Chris Meledandri and Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, the legendary creator of Mario, will executive produce the film.
Nintendo has been extremely picky about adapting its characters following the disastrous Super Mario Bros. film in 1993. This live-action version starred John Leguizamo and the late Bob Hoskins and Dennis Hopper. Although it was a box office bomb, the film has become a cult classic.
Universal isn’t giving up on the December premiere date. Shortly after Mario’s move was announced, the studio said that Puss in Boots: The Last Wish now open December 21, 2022. Antonio Banderas returns as a marauding feline, alongside Florence Pugh, Salma Hayek and Olivia Colman.