The Super Mario Bros. movie has been delayed by a few months

Super Mario and his father, Shigeru Miyamoto

Super Mario and his father, Shigeru Miyamoto
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There is often a famous quote in the video game industry mistakenly attributed to Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, which reads like this: “A delayed game is ultimately good, but a hasty game is forever bad.” The idea is that if you delay the release of a video game, you will – in theory – have more time to do well, but if a game is not good and you release it quickly anyway, it obviously will not get any better.

Well, the animation company Illumination seems to have taken it in stride as it has delayed the release of its Super Mario Bros. movie with a few months. Instead of December 21 this year, it will now be released in the US on April 7, 2023. That news allegedly comes from Miyamoto himself, where the Nintendo Of America Twitter account sends a message “from him” that makes it sound like about. this is just something like him and Illumination boss Chris Meledandri (we assume he is “Chris-san “ and not Chris Pratt) came up with rather than something that was motivated by a problem with the film or a crowded schedule or any of the other reasons that the studios have to delay things.

When we talk about Meledandri, you will remember him as the guy who back in November, defended the decision to hire Chris Pratt of all people to play Super Mario, saying that the voice Pratt makes is “phenomenal” and that it does not want much of “it’s-me, Mario”, as people in general connects with the character. (God forbid.)

Again, if you blocked it from your mind: CHRIS PRATT PLAYS MARIO. Charlie Day plays Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy plays Princess Peach, Jack Black plays Bowser, Seth Rogen plays Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen plays Cranky Kong, and Keegan-Michael Key plays Toad. All of these are genuine. We did not do what we sometimes do where we slip a joke in to see if you are aware, for which joke would be stupider than “Fred Armisen plays Cranky Kong”?

That said, Super Mario Bros. is about to stay directed by the great Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, creators of Teen Titans Go!so we are sorry to inform the hates that this movie maybe actually be really good. Pardon.