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Super Mario Bros. movie starring Chris Pratt delayed until Spring 2023
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Super Mario Bros. movie starring Chris Pratt delayed until Spring 2023

The upcoming Super Mario Bros. film starring Chris Pratt has been delayed until 2023 according to announcement from Nintendo.

First announced in 2018, there has been surprisingly little in the way of news on the project up until now, although we do know that Pratt will star in the animated film alongside a cast that includes Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser and Seth Rogan as Donkey Kong, among other confirmed cast members such as Fred Armisen and Keegan-Michael Key.

In a tweet credited to Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo announced plans to move the release dates to April next year:

 


There has been little further explanation behind the delay, although Deadline have reported that the idea behind the move is about ‘optimising the family audience’, which could explain why the release date has been moved to the Easter weekend next year. Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic are set to direct, working from a script created by The Lego Movie 2 screenwriter Matthew Fogel.

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