Super Mario Movie
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The upcoming Super Mario movie now has a solid release date.

As was revealed during today's Nintendo Direct, the movie will launch in North America on the 21st of December, 2022. We also got our first look at the cast, and there are some big names involved.

Chris Pratt (Jurassic World, Guardians of the Galaxy) will be playing Mario, with Charlie Day (Pacific Rim) taking on the role of Luigi. Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen's Gambit) is Princess Peach, while Jack Black (Kung-Fu Panda, School of Rock) will be playing Bowser. Keegan-Michael Key (Toy Story 4) is Toad, and Seth Rogan (Superbad, Pineapple Express, The Green Hornet) is Donkey Kong - yes, there's room for the big ape in this Mario movie.

With Pratt taking over vocal duties for Mario, it means that Charles Martinet won't be voicing the character for the first time in years – but he is involved, and will make several cameo vocal appearances during the film.