‘Super Mario Bros.’ Trailer: Nintendo And Chris Pratt Finally Bring The Iconic Plumber Back To The Big Screen

Ever since the disastrous 1993 Mario Bros. movie, Nintendo’s most iconic video game franchise has been off-limits for adaptations. And for good reason; the first attempt is still seen as a punchline and nothing more. But the recent success of other video game movies, such as Sonic the Hedgehog and Nintendo’s own Detective Pikachu, has given them the confidence to try again with The Super Mario Bros. Movie. And this time they’re doing it right.

With Chris Pratt voicing the iconic plumber and animation by the folks at Illumination, best known for Despicable MeMinions, and more, Super Mario Bros looks like the kind of film that the franchise’s millions of fans have been waiting for.  Koopas, Bowser, Toadstools, all the works.

Joining Pratt in the voice cast are Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, with Charlie Day as Mario’s clumsy brother Luigi. The villainous Bowser is voiced by Jack Black, with Keegan-Michael Key as Toad and Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, who may get a spinoff film if this one’s a hit.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie opens in theaters on April 7th 2023.




Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.