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Universal Has Moved ‘Super Mario Bros.’ to 2023

Those of you who have been eagerly anticipating the animated Super Mario Bros. film, well, the wait just got about four months longer. Late on Monday, Illumination and Universal announced that the Chris Pratt led video game adaptation would be leaving 2022 entirely. Yes, now Mario and his friends will be taking their services to 2023.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Super Mario Bros. is now scheduled for release next year. Specifically, it’s changing from a December 21st, 2022 release date to April 7th, 2023. Presumably, this will give Illumination and Universal more time to get this one right, as opposed to the plumbers’ last cinematic outing. In addition to Pratt in the lead role as Mario, the cast includes Charlie Day as Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, and Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong. Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic are at the helm, with Matthew Fogel having written the screenplay.

Source: THR

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Written by Steven Prusakowski

Steven Prusakowski has been a cinephile as far back as he can remember, literally. At the age of ten, while other kids his age were sleeping, he was up into the late hours of the night watching the Oscars. Since then, his passion for film, television, and awards has only grown. For over a decade he has reviewed and written about entertainment through publications including Screen Radar and Awards Circuit. He has conducted celebrity and red carpet interviews with some of the industry’s biggest names. He is a graduate of RIT film program. You can find him on Twitter and Letterboxd as @FilmSnork – we don’t know why the name, but he seems to be sticking to it.
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