First trailer arrives for The Super Mario Bros. Movie

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Following a shaky start, the first trailer for The Super Mario Bros movie – well, the second Super Mario Bros movie – has landed.

Whilst it hasn’t yet faced a firestorm of criticism the likes of which the first Sonic The Hedgehog movie memorably did on its way to release, the production path of the inbound The Super Mario Bros. Movie hasn’t been exactly smooth. The project – that is being co-financed by Universal and Nintendo – first faced some pretty vocal resistance to the voice casting of Chris Pratt as Mario, before then being delayed, with the film being pushed back from its original release date of Christmas 2022 to Easter of next year.

With the first trailer now out in the world, both Universal and Nintendo will be hoping that the first real look at the film will make a positive splash and reverse some of the negative sentiment that has grown around the film.

The film adaptation of the iconic Italian plumber’s 90s rival, Sonic the Hedgehog was a PR disaster pre-release but managed to turn all of that around at the box office, even spawning a successful sequel. For what is traditionally a shorter tease, the first trailer for the film is a good two and a half minutes long, perhaps a move on the part of Universal and Nintendo to give fans a real look at the world they are building and hopefully be impressed by it.

Universal and Illumination Entertainment, the studio behind the Despicable Me films, is handling production. The film’s voice talent includes Chris Pratt as Mario, Charlie Day as Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek and Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is set to release on April 7th 2023. You can catch that trailer below.

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