It was the creator of Mario himself - video game legend Shigeru Miyamoto - who announced the news on Twitter: the Mario movie based on Nintendo's legendary license is delayed.
The word to Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario
Specifically, it will be released in April 2023 instead of December 2022 as originally planned. The decision was made by Miyamoto himself, in consultation with Chris Meledandri, CEO of Illumination studio, co-producer of the film with Nintendo. "My deepest apologies, but I promise the wait will be well worth it," Miyamoto said.
Super Mario Bros movie, the voice cast
As a reminder, here is the list of actors who will lend their voices to the characters of Nintendo's mythical license. A three-star cast, as you can see:
• Chris Pratt: Mario
• Anya Taylor-Joy: 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
• And the participation of Charles Martinet, voice of Mario in video games since 1996