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.