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Super Mario Bros. Movie Trailer Drops During MAR10 Celebration

During Nintendo’s recent Super Mario Bros.-themed Direct, fans were treated to the third and final trailer for the highly anticipated animated Super Mario Bros. Movie. Prior to the trailer’s release, the event kicked off with the Hollywood cast along with Miyamoto and Illumination founder sharing a few words about MAR10–which spells “Mario” when viewed from a certain perspective–an official day dedicated to Nintendo’s plumber. However, Jack Black had a different idea, stating that it should be Bowser Day instead. True to form, Black’s word became law–Happy Bowser Day!

Bowser’s Day

Following Black’s proclamation, the trailer played, giving fans a closer look at Mario in action as he went about his business tearing up the track on Rainbow Road. The trailer included a glimpse of Bowser’s legion of Koopa, sending fans into a frenzy as they waited with bated breath for the film’s release. After the trailer, the filmmakers, Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, talked about how much they had worked on making Mario Kart’s Rainbow Road and the vehicles racing down it authentic to the games that inspired them. Finally, Miyamoto announced that Mario’s silver-screen shoes would be available to view at Super Nintendo World in Universal Studios Hollywood.

Behind the Scenes

Although Black’s Bowser featured prominently at the event, the previous Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer treated fans to a closer look–or listen–to Seth Rogan’s performance as Donkey Kong. Chris Pratt’s method of using his regular human voice in the role of Mario continues with Rogan’s stoner-inspired voice as the unlucky Kong. Fans were thrilled with the resulting memes emerging from the clip, as social media users repurposed the clip of Donkey Kong winding up to punch Mario with video game and TV show scenes.

Memes Galore

Nintendo and Illumination Studios stunned fans when they announced back in 2021 that they were working on an animated Mario movie starring a star-studded Hollywood cast. Besides Pratt and Rogen, other notable cast members include Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, and Fred Armisen, who voiced Cranky Kong, among others. While some fans were quick to complain about Pratt’s thick Brooklyn accent and Mario’s lack of posterior, most fans were digging Black’s show-stealing vocal performance as Bowser. Nevertheless, all anyone really wants to hear is Zombieland Saga voice actor Mamoru Miyano deliver Mario’s famous catchphrase: “Let’s-a-go!”

In Conclusion

As exciting as Super Mario Bros. Movie is shaping up to be, we remind you to wait for its official release to see it in all its glory. In the meantime, we can’t deny how its ad campaigns are already becoming meme-worthy on social media, and we can only hope the film lives up to the hype!

Sophia Lee
Sophia Lee

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