The next Nintendo Direct event is coming up soon, but don’t expect any video game news. The March 9 Nintendo Direct will include the final trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie.
“No game information will be included in this Nintendo Direct,” the company said. The event is scheduled for March 9 at 2 PM PT / 5 PM ET. Many are wondering why Nintendo isn’t waiting just one more day to show the trailer on March 10–which is Mario Day. Perhaps Nintendo has other news or reveals on tap for Mar10 Day.
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There have already been a few trailers for The Super Mario Bros. Movie, setting up a story in which Mario will do what he does best–go on an adventure.
Mario is voiced by Chris Pratt and Peach is played by Anya Taylor-Joy. The rest of the cast includes Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Jack Black as Bowser, and Charlie Day as Luigi. Following a delay from Holiday 2022, The Super Mario Bros. Movie is now on schedule to release on April 7, 2023.
The animated film is produced by Illumination, the company behind the Despicable Me and Minions franchises, and is directed by animation veterans Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic. The screenplay was written by The Lego Movie 2’s Matthew Fogel. Shigeru Miyamoto, who created Mario, is a producer on the film.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie is expected to do big business at the box office. The highest-grossing video game movie of all time is Warcraft with about $440 million worldwide. For more, check out GameSpot’s rundown of the highest-grossing video game movies of all time.