Nintendo has revealed the first trailer for the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie. The company held a Nintendo Direct to premiere the trailer, which went live at 1:05 PM PT (4:05 PM ET). The presentation aired simultaneously at New York Comic Con 2022.
You can watch the trailer below.
Before showing the trailer, the Nintendo Direct aired messages from several of the people involved with the project. Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, Illumination’s Chris Meledandri, and Chris Pratt and Jack Black, who voice Mario and Bowser, respectively, each shared some of their thoughts on the movie.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer opens with Bowser’s huge, fiery castle landing in an icy kingdom. Bowser and his army of Koopas attack the penguins living there and burn down the castle to find a Power Star. Then, we see Mario shoot out of a warp pipe, landing on the outskirts of the Mushroom Kingdom. While trying to figure out where he is, he meets Toad (Keegan-Michael Key), who leads him to the kingdom itself. A list of much of the voice cast is shown, followed by a short scene where Luigi (Charlie Day) is chased across a river of lava and into a castle by a horde of Dry Bones. The trailer ends with a reconfirmation of the movie’s April 7 release date.
Following the trailer, Meledandri and Miyamoto thank viewers for watching. Miyamoto then mentions that the finishing touches are being put on the movie, and says to look forward to a future trailer.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie comes to theaters worldwide on April 7, 2023.