The official Japan Nintendo Twitter account has announced that the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie by Illumination has been delayed to a Spring 2023 release instead of the December 2022 release we’ve had up to this point. Now, the film will be released in Japan on April 28, 2022, and in North America on April 7, 2022. Miyamoto has apologized for the delay but ensures that it’s for the sake of constructing an enjoyable film above all else.
You can view the Nintendo tweet initially sharing this noteworthy news below:
— 任天堂株式会社 (@Nintendo) April 26, 2022
A translation of Miyamoto’s message is viewable below:
“Miyamoto here. We have previously announced that the Super Mario Movie would be coming this Spring 2023, but after some brief talk with our partners at Illumination Studios, we have decided to postpone the movie’s release from Spring 2023 to April 28th, 2023 in Japan and April 7th, 2023 in North America. We are deeply sorry for this, but we hope you can wait a little longer for the film’s release.”
The English Nintendo Twitter account also shared this announcement, viewable below:
This is Miyamoto. After consulting with Chris-san, my partner at Illumination on the Super Mario Bros. film, we decided to move the global release to Spring 2023–April 28 in Japan and April 7 in North America. My deepest apologies but I promise it will be well worth the wait.
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) April 26, 2022
Aside from the revealed voice cast, not much information regarding this unexpected film adaptation has been provided. Fans can assuredly expect a light-hearted family-friendly romp full of everyone’s favorite franchise characters doing who knows what as they go about their usual antics.
The voice cast has been the subject of much contention and memes. Still, we have yet to hear any of these roles’ performances, so it’s best to temper any negativity or positivity until promotional material is shown.
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