The upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie will be the first animated film based on the iconic Nintendo franchise of the same name. The official trailer amassed nearly 15M views with our first look at Donkey Kon, a Mario Kart reference, and so much more. While Chris Pratt as Mario received mixed reactions, the general sentiment was overwhelmingly positive.
The promotional campaign for The Super Mario Bros. Movie is finally starting to pick up the pace with some merchandise already being spotted for the film. Twitter user @nintendomerch shared a new image of eight plastic Mario collectibles which will be available with McDonald’s’ Happy Meal. The account also mentioned that the McDonald’s promotional campaign for the movie would begin on December 27, 2022, and would last until January 23, 2023. The toys included Mario, Princess Peach, Luigi, Toad, Bowser, Donkey Kong, and one character that has yet to have been confirmed for the movie.
As you can see in the image above, it seems the film might include a Luma. So far, the character hasn’t been featured in any of the movie’s promotional images or videos. In case you’re unfamiliar with Lumas, they are star-shaped creatures that are prominently featured in 2007’s Super Mario Galaxy. Although the Luma in the image above is blue in color, Mario’s usual companions in the Galaxy series are yellow. If the Lumas do appear in the movie, it wouldn’t be surprising for Rosalina, their adoptive mother, to also an appearance in the film. Speculation will definitely go wild moving forward.
Illumination’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie releases in theaters on April 7, 2023.
Source: Twitter, ComicBook.com