Universal Makes a Late Change to the Release Date of ‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’

The next couple of months are going to be exciting for fans as a near-constant stream of high-profile films will be releasing in theaters. Starting with March 3rd’s Creed III and continuing almost non-stop until May 5th’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, each week will see a new major release. Scream VI, Shazam: Fury of the Gods and John Wick 4 all follow Creed III and they are followed by Universal’s animated The Super Mario Bros. Movie which, according to a new trade report, will now be in theaters a tiny bit sooner than expected.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie, which stars Chris Pratt as the voice of Mario, Charlie Day as his brother, Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach and Jack Black as Bowser, was originally scheduled for an April 7th release but has now moved up to April 5th. The move is likely intended to take advantage of long, Easter weekend that often coincides with U.S. schools either taking their Spring Break or providing days off for travel.

This is the second shuffle for the film which was originally intended to hit theaters in December of 2022. Produced by Universal under their Illumination banner, The Super Mario Bros. Movie may spawn a Mario-verse with a potential sequel, an adaptation of Luigi’s Mansion and a Donkey Kong spinoff all rumored to have been discussed at some point.

Source: Variety

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