‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ trailer reveals Seth Rogen’s Donkey Kong, Anya Taylor-Joy’s Peach

‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ trailer reveals Seth Rogen’s Donkey Kong, Anya Taylor-Joy’s Peach

Nick Romano

By Nick Romano November 29, 2022 at 05: 19 PM EST

So far, The Super Mario Bros. Movie has introduced audiences to Chris Pratt as the titular mustachioed Italian, Charlie Day‘s Luigi, Keegan-Michael Key‘s Toad, and Jack Black‘s Bowser. Today’s trailer shows Seth Rogen’s Donkey Kong and Anya Taylor-Joy’s Princess Peach. There’s even a Mario Kart-style race!

The latest footage was revealed during a Nintendo Direct virtual presentation. It opens with a stadium fight between Kong and Mario. Mario is quickly pummeled by the gorilla despite pumping himself with a “Let’s-a–go! We also see Peach’s castle, where she prepares to battle Bowser with her Toad subjects. We also see Mario in his Tanooki outfit.

Filmmakers Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic (Teen Titans Go! To the Movies) direct The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which sees Bowser claiming an invisibility Super Star and laughing maniacally as Mario and pals seek to stop him from taking over the world.

The voices viewers will hear also include Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek, Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike, and Charles Martinet (the voice of Mario and Luigi in the games) as various characters.

A teaser poster arrived ahead of Tuesday’s trailer drop, revealing a stained glass window design of Peach from inside her castle with an empty throne — a fun nod to the fact that the princess is always in another castle in the original Mario game.

” “I hope you enjoy the movie just as much as I enjoyed working with it,” Taylor-Joy stated in the Nintendo Direct.

“For my entire life, I have been a fan of the worlds created by Miyamoto-san,” Rogen said of the Mario and The Legend of Zelda creator. My dog Zelda is actually named after me. Ever since I was a kid playing Playchoice 10, I remember playing Mario Bros. and thinking, ‘If they ever make a movie out of this, I better be in it.’ It’s a dream that I am happy to report has come true. “

Pratt said in a previous Nintendo Direct in October, “Growing up, man, I spent hours of my life stomping Koopas in the original Mario Bros. arcade game at my local laundromat… It has been a long-held dream of mine to play Mario. As with all dreams, it faces one crucial challenge: I must confront an utterly brutal scene-stealer. Every great hero has a villain and I can assure you that I would not have been paired up with Bowser, my friend and the hilarious and supremely talented Jack Black. “

The Super Mario Bros. Movie will arrive in theaters April 7, 2023.

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