Breaking news for classic gamers: "Super Mario Bros." is getting an animated movie in 2022! The legendary Mario-game creator Shigeru Miyamoto made the announcement on Nintendo Direct. Animation studio Illumination would produce the film, and actors Chris Pratt andAnya Taylor-Joy will star in the show.
Fans are hyped up for the incoming "Super Mario Bros" animated movie. Expectations are set because this would be the first-ever animated Mario movie. Miyamoto also revealed the all-star voice cast and crew working on the film.
Super Mario Bros. Movie 2022: Release Date and Other Details
The Hollywood Reporter listed the complete voice cast of the "Super Mario Bros." movie 2022.
- Chris Pratt: Mario
- 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
- Sebastian Maniscalco: Spike
Nintendo, Illumination, and Universal will be working together for the film, with Universal co-financing Illumination's production.
Matthew Fogel, the screenwriter behind "The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part" and "Minions: The Rise of Gru," will create the script. Aaron Horvath and Micheal Jelenic, the duo behind "Teen Titans Go!" and "Teen Titans Go! To the Movies." will be directing the film.
North America is scheduled to premiere the movie on December 21, 2022. Movie dates for Japan, Europe, and other regions will be announced at a later date.
Fans Hyped Up For 'Super Mario Bros.' Movie 2022: Chris Pratt as Mario?
Minutes after the announcement was made, fan reactions and memes for the "Super Mario Bros." movie flooded Twitter feeds.
One user tweeted, "as a Mario fan, this really makes me nervous." The post contained the teaser photo for the "Super Mario Bros." film.
We finally got an update on the Super Mario Bros from Illumination and the film will be released on December 21, 2022. They also announced the cast and it sounds like a joke. Chris Pratt as Mario? Yeah, no. As a Mario fan, this really makes me nervous. pic.twitter.com/1NEwhkTo22— Animated Antic (@Animated_Antic) September 23, 2021
User @DaffyWoody tweeted the announcement photos of the voice cast. The fan also found it weird that Charles Martinet would not act as Mario.
I can't believe this is real.......— Woody and Daffy Duck (Daniel) (@DaffyWoody) September 23, 2021
The official voice cast for The Animated Super Mario Bros movie is announced!
Chris Pratt as Mario!
Jack Black as Bowser!
Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong?
Charles Martinet as NOT Mario but yet have a voice cameo in the movie.
My reaction: 🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/23b2dCwKvm
Another fan made a meme about the movie in development.
So, I am Luigi and Chris Pratt is Mario. And Seth Rogen plays Donkey Kong. We are going to be working under the Minions for the Super Mario thing pic.twitter.com/i5f6nikC70— Jeb "The ECUM" Bush (@JebSuspended) September 23, 2021
But the biggest highlight of the announcement was definitely Chris Pratt as Super Mario.
Look, I know my way around Super Mario and this Chris Pratt thing is hilarious. pic.twitter.com/2IJEiLkheU— Schooley (@Rschooley) September 23, 2021
One fan was shocked why it had to be Pratt.
lmao this is happening. pic.twitter.com/UcIlSjluWE— Gene Park (@GenePark) September 23, 2021
Another fan mocked Chris Pratt with some Italian standards
Chris Pratt after getting cast as Super Mario pic.twitter.com/GDQsSuYV2Y— Justin Whang 🐙 (@JustinWhang) September 23, 2021
However, one fan recommended reassessing Chris Pratt's skill since he did a great job as Emmet Brickowski in "The Lego Movie."
ther fans are much more excited for Anya Taylor-Joy playing as Princess Peach.
Anya Taylor-Joy will be playing Princess Peach in the Super Mario animated film! pic.twitter.com/pj2E2RoJcm— ♡ - Princess Peach (@pichitime) September 23, 2021
One user even tweeted that "Anya Taylor-Joy is about to MURDER IT as Peach!"
Say what you will about the rest of the cast for the Super Mario Bros. movie but Anya Taylor-Joy is about to MURDER IT as Peach! pic.twitter.com/YmXLITXmBu— Spenser4Tired (@suite_kid) September 23, 2021
To sum it all up, user @longjehn gave out an Italian chef kiss.
their making a super mario movie and the casting is *italian chef kiss*— 𝒋𝒆𝒉𝒏 (@longjehn) September 23, 2021
chris pratt as mario (whatever)
charlie day as luigi (FUCKING YES)
jack black as bowser (im shaking a crying)
seth rogen as donkey kong (im still shaking and crying)
anya taylor-joy as peach (genuinely good)