The Super Mario Bros. movie just got its second trailer – in English and Hindi – and it feels pretty promising. At the Nintendo Direct event held early Wednesday (in India), the Mario movie from Despicable Me studio Illumination Entertainment finally gave us Chris Pratt’s rendition of “let’s-a-go” and the loud “wahoo!” that is a big improvement over the first trailer. As anticipated by the new The Super Mario Bros. movie poster revealed on Tuesday, Princess Peach, voiced by Anya Taylor-Joy, finally makes an appearance this time along with a minor redesign for Donkey Kong. The Super Mario Bros. movie hits theaters in April 2023.
The movie trailer for Super Mario Bros
The trailer for the movie The Super Mario Bros. opens with our titular plumber Mario (Pratt) entering a Super Smash Bros.-like arena before being embarrassingly beaten down by Seth Rogen’s Donkey Kong. In a video released by Nintendo, original game creator Shigeru Miyamoto explained that they redesigned the iconic tie-wearing gorilla, giving him a “comic personality and design reminiscent” of his original pixelated appearance in the 1981 arcade game, where he starred as an antagonist who throws barrels at Mario.
The Super Mario Bros. movie trailer then cuts to show the villain Bowser (Jack Black), who has somehow gotten hold of Mario’s cousin Luigi (Charlie Day). “I’m not sure if you know who I am. But I’m about to rule the world,” he tells a terrified Luigi. “But there’s a problem. There is a human being. Got a mustache just like you.” Luigi was briefly seen at the end of the first trailer, where he was being chased by hordes of zombie Koopas.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie Hindi trailer
As Bowser’s magma-fueled floating island heads towards the vibrant Mushroom Kingdom, Princess Peach (Taylor-Joy) gets her army ready and even dons her track suit from the Mario Kart series of games. “How? Look at us, we’re cute!” a concerned mushroom expresses their concern about defeating the loud turtle. Further in The Super Smash Bros. Movie trailer, Mario finally meets the royals, jumping across platforms, getting slammed by rotating obstacles, and dodging incoming projectiles, just like in the original games.” Come on, Mario. Our great adventure begins now!” Toad (Keegan Michael-Key) shouts with excitement as the motley crew venture out into what is described as a “huge universe” – presumably a reference to Super Mario Galaxy, which saw our Italian plumber venture into the outer space to best Bowser and Collect 120 Power Stars.
“There’s a huge universe out there. With a lot of galaxies,” explains Princess Peach when Mario finally reunites with his cousin. “They’re all counting on us.” The end of The Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer offers another nod to Mario Kart as our heroes race along Rainbow Road, followed by an army that includes Donkey Kong – who seems impressed by the plumber’s operational skills.
The Super Mario Bros. movie is scheduled to open on April 7, 2023 in theaters worldwide. In India, the Mario movie is released in English and Hindi.