Something wonderful is coming down the pipes: Illumination and Nintendo’s new Super Mario Bros. animated film is officially heading to theaters in time for holiday 2022. And as an additional power-up, the just-announced cast is enough to make any player shout “Wahoo!”
Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World, The LEGO Movie) has been cast as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance) as Princess Peach, Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The LEGO Movie) as Luigi, Jack Black (School of Rock, Kung Fu Panda) as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key (Schmigadoon!, Hotel Transylvania) as Toad, Seth Rogen (This Is the End, Sausage Party) as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen (Portlandia, Big Mouth) as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson (Invincible, The Simpsons) as Kamek, Sebastian Maniscalco (The Irishman, The Nut Job 2) as Spike and surprise cameos from Charles Martinet, the videogame voice of Mario, Luigi and other characters for three decades.
The Super Mario Bros. movie will be a fully animated action-comedy directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, the multi-Emmy-nominated producers of Teen Titans Go!, from a screenplay by Matthew Fogel (Minions: The Rise of Gru, The LEGO Movie 2). The project is being produced by Illumination founder & CEO Chris Meledandri and Shigeru Miyamoto, Representative Director of Nintendo.