Soon after the debut of the latest teaser for the animated film, a fresh batch of posters for The Super Mario Bros. Movie was unveiled, featuring the zany cast of Nintendo characters. Following the critical and commercial failure of the 1993 live-action Super Mario Bros. film, the video game publisher has teamed up with Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment to bring the company’s most recognizable video mascot to the big screen. Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Seth Rogen, Keegan-Michael Key, and Jack Black are the voice actors in the new animated take on Mario.
At the same time as the new trailer, Universal Pictures also unveiled a bunch of posters for The Super Mario Bros. Movie. The key arts showcase the primary characters like Mario, Princess Peach, Luigi, Donkey Kong, Toad, and Bowser. Each character is assigned a unique location that will be highlighted in the film and illustrates the level of authenticity the filmmakers took to make the characters match their video game equivalents.
These Super Mario Bros. Character Designs Are A Good Omen
Since it was reported that Chris Pratt will be voicing Mario in The Super Mario Bros. Movie, the film has faced an uphill struggle to win fans over. The first teaser for the movie even held off on Mario, with the character getting only a minimum amount of dialogue. While moviegoers may still have a hard time getting acclimated to his voice for the character, the accuracy of the character designs presented in the posters are sure to soothe some concerns about the film.
In The Super Mario Bros. Movie, the character designs are spot-on, with just slight adjustments made to the faces to make them more vibrant for an animated film. Unlike Sonic the Hedgehog, whose release was pushed back when people rejected the main character’s design in the first teaser, it does not appear that The Super Mario Bros. Movie will experience the same problem. The production crew behind The Super Mario Bros. Movie definitely made an effort to be faithful to the games visually.
There’s a good chance that those seeing movies like Avatar: The Way of Water over the holidays will also see the new trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie and the character posters that have been plastered all over movie theatres in the United States. The posters are bright and eye-catching enough to draw in viewers of all ages, from longtime fans to those who may only be familiar with Mario via the movies or television shows. Nintendo plans to create future film adaptations, and Universal is opening a Mario-themed land at its Hollywood theme park in anticipation of the movie’s premiere. So, both companies are banking on a successful box office.