This is Miyamoto. Please understand that the following information from Ollie-san is based on a leak and may not be entirely accurate. Take everything you read here with a huge grain of salt, and please look forward to the release of the Super Mario Bros. film in 2023. Peace, Ninten-dawgs.
Thanks, Miyamoto. You heard that right, folks. A leak has made its way around the internet regarding the plot and various other details for the Super Mario Bros. film, which has recently been delayed into April 2023.
The details here comes courtesy of Jeff Grubb via YouTube; you can check out the video yourselves at the bottom of the page, but please bear in mind that Jeff goes through the entirety of the plot. We won't share those details in text here on the off-chance the leak is legit. So, POTENTIAL SPOILER WARNING FOR THE VIDEO AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE!
That doesn't mean we won't share a few interesting tidbits regarding the film that will likely either make you even more excited, or turn you off completely.
First of all, it's apparently a musical. In a similar vein to The LEGO Movie 2, there will be various musical numbers peppered throughout the film, so if you're not particularly into that sort of thing, you might want to stay clear.
Secondly, it's said that the characters of Mario and Luigi have received slight redesigns for the film. Starting off, the brothers will be dressed in more muted colours toward the start, but will gain their more iconic red and green colours later down the line. Finally, the film is said to be similar in visual design to the Hotel Transylvania film series — fair enough!
As mentioned earlier, take these details with the biggest grain of salt possible. We've listened to the plot and, to be honest, it doesn't sound altogether plausible to us. Still, it could be real, but we'll find out for definite in April next year.
Are you looking forward to the Super Mario Bros. film? What do you make of these leaked details? Let us know!
[source youtube.com, via thegamer.com]
Musical number? Ruh-roh...
It’s like every single scrap of info about this movie serves to make it sound worse and worse.
I mean, slight redesigns are fine. Mario and Luigi have gone through several redesigns. I'm hoping this is skewed toward the "Mario & Luigi" versions of them as those are my personal favorite looks.
Musical number though? I loved the lego movie but I don't want that for the Mario Bros.
I'll reserve judgement for when Nintendo finally show a trailer, or anything at all.
We’re the mario brothers, and plumbing’s our game!
If this is a musical, I'm going to die. Please no.
@nessisonett It is an Illumination movie after all…
uh oh, at this point I'm expecting it to be laughably bad rather than a legitimately good movie, all the Lego movies were pretty good though, the same does not apply to Hotel Transylvania
The Hotel Mario Musical
I thought this was kind of a given. It’s Illumination of course they’re going to redesign them to fit their cheap animation look.
This might just end up being one of my favorite animated movies. One can hope.
It's 50/50 whether or not this will be complete garbage or pretty decent.
As protective of their brand as Nintendo is? Nah--I seriously doubt it.
I don't know what to think about this film. I had an image pop into my head of a somehow weirder designed Luigi singing a Mario themed version of "Let it Go" based around Luigi simply letting it go and letting Mario take the lead character spot and all I can say is I am terrified of what my imagination came up with!
Super Mario Bros. (1993) is smiling down from heaven.
I listened to the alleged plot summary and it sounds like a fun movie. Not an excellent adaptation but if executed well it sounds like a fun watch.
@Not_Soos The film being a musical is honestly an idea I can see coming straight from Miyamoto to be honest.
I'm way more upset with the potential redesigns of the characters than the musical numbers.
I'm sure the songs will be fine, and they'll just hire some songwriter like Lemon Well Miranda (or however you spell his name)
Leak of the music 🙃
Honestly so far I can't even imagine how this movie gonna look like, but I feel like it's gonna be total opposite of the OG Mario movie with drunk actors.
I really don't understand trying to redesign icons. I mean it's fine if they had new outfits but their physical appearances should not change. If true, I can't even imagine what would change for Bowser and DK
I mean, a few substantial musical interludes would be fine, especially if they use some of the iconic Koji Kondo music, but if we're talking large ensemble numbers every 5-10 minutes, then this will be off putting. Changing the iconic clothes might be fine given context; they may be on a break and in lounge wear or appropriate costumes for location / situation at the start (covering up Mario nipples for sure). Trying to remain postive here, but I suspect Ninty's involvement wont let them stray too far from their idealogies / designs.
@Orpheus79V I should've been more specific--I meant the part about the characters being redesigned. I could see it being a musical. I wouldn't have a problem with that as long as the songs are to the music from the games. If it's original musical numbers, though, then I'm not interested.
Show the designs, let the internet throw a fit, then make them come back with more of an OG design. Worked for Sonic.
@kerplunk I dunno mate. It may not work this time.
'There will be various musical numbers peppered throughout the film'
If they don't Do the Mario at least once, I'm going to be extremely disappointed.
Illumination seem to be doing better since sing 2 and secret life of pets 2 got pretty good reviews among the general audience so who knows maybe it will be the u turn effect again.
Swing your arms from side to side
Come on it's time to go
Do the Mario
Take one step and then again
Let's do the Mario all together now
Wii Music all over again.
I really don’t get the passionate hatred under every article about this film. There’s no way people are expecting a 10/10 movie about a video game character from Illumination, of all things. Slight redesigns and musical numbers have been a staple of the studio for years, those things seemed inevitable.
As long as they retain the heart of the characters and make good use of the cast’s strengths as primarily comedic actors, this should be good fun in the same vein as the Sonic films or Detective Pikachu, etc. If they can somehow manage a LEGO Movie-level of achievement for a children’s animated film about gaming’s most vanilla protagonist, I’ll be there with bells on, haha.
Also, say what you will about the Hotel Transylvania franchise as a whole, but those flicks are animated so dang nice! If Mario’s anything like that, it should be a visual treat.
Honestly, if this is true, I’d be mostly concerned about the songs. (Even Disney musical numbers have a high chance of turning me off, and reaching for the skip button if I’m watching from home).
On the other hand, I think that if this movie does take visual inspiration from the Hotel Transylvania films, that it would be a good fit for the Mario series. (In particular, that kind of spooky, shadowy veneer over some cartoony slapstick would fit Bowser really well).
Overall, I’m in the same corner as @LimitedPower: as long as we don’t expect an utter masterpiece, I see no real reason to worry.
@LimitedPower I think the main issue is exactly on the fact that Illumination is handling the animation. They're not even close to being the best animation studio out there and Mario is a franchise that many people love.
While I don't think any hatred is justified, if the studio that made Minions is handling it, I have very little hopes for anything above incredibly average.
I doubt it's an actual "redesign" as in entirely new looks, but just in the sense of new, hi-rez renders for the film - like their Super Smash Bros. looks. That is to be expected.
As for the musical number, I don't really want the characters to sing as in a musical, however some original songs to be played over the action would be fine. They used to do that in the Mario cartoons - sometimes using classic songs (like one with Surfin Bird that was changed to Bird-Bird-Birdo - I still remember that).
Lets not all overreact to this stuff before we even see anything about the film.
Mario might've bested sonic, in the console wars, but it seems sonic might just win the box office battle. Cause this sounds horrible, if true.
I mean, a few substantial musical interludes would be fine, especially if they use some of the iconic Koji Kondo music
@sikthvash WHY IS EVERYONE HERE PANICKING?
Don't people know that we could very well witness inspired characterization, like the smouldering fires of this sibling rivalry, for example?
For its own sake hopefully none of that is true. If it is they better change that quick just like the Sonic movie dodged a bullet from a revision
Meh, sounds about right. While I'm taking this with plently of salt, this all doesn't really sound so far-fetched tbh.
Like RupeeClock, I'll reserve judgement for when Nintendo gives us a trailer or something. On a personal level I never had like the highest expectations from the start but I'm sure me and my family (especially my little sisters who love Mario) will be amused by the movie.
The only good thing on that list is the Hotel Transylvania visual design. No matter how mediocre most of those films are, the 2D in 3D style it has is consistently great throughout the series!
I can't wait to see the redesigns (not if its like body model redesign, that thought sent a shiver down my spine) but please no, I don't want to hear Chris Pratt singing as Mario please just have the girls sing i can just imagine how awkward that will be.
Everything else I don't mind, but I really hope it being a musical isn't true. That genre does not fit in the Mario universe at all.
Unless the songs are done really, really well like in Lego Movie, I don't want to hear Mario or anyone in the Mushroom Kingdom singing. How much fun they're having, being good guys, how evil Bowser truly is, or anything like that. Especially about the love of everything pasta and Italian stereotypes. Not only do I see that actually happening, I can hear the last one in my head, and it brings me lots of discomfort.
Just get Nintendo's regular Mario composer, Koji Kondo, to make a non-musical soundtrack for the film, and you're all set. No more than that, please?
I'd be fine with it
........... No god no.... dont do this
It's an Illumination movie, and based on the Mario series at a point in time when they basically refuse to allow the games to have good narratives or supporting casts, I don't know why anyone had any expectations for this thing to begin with.
I don’t know if that’s such a good idea.
Sounds like gamers don’t like music? ☺️
I already had fear for re-designs for quite some now. I just imagine a young and peppy Mario, maybe even without a moustache. He sounds peppy too. Not at all like the Mario we know.
And musical numbers, I don't know about that...
So far it sounds like a disaster in the making. On the other hand I can't see Nintendo greenlighting a movie that has nothing to do with the actual franchise. I mean, they play it save nowadays. And they don't want another "Mario bros movie" disaster, I can imagine!
The simple fact of the matter is that Mario has to change in order to be adapted for film. The setting is so abstract and broad in the games that you could never translate it 1:1. People are lauding the Sonic films all of a sudden as if they didn’t have the world’s most uphill battle to garner that favour, so I say give them the benefit of the doubt for now. Not a fan of Chris Pratt but Miyamoto being heavily involved gives me optimism until I see some footage.
The anime movie had songs but I found it charming even with wrong colored Luigi. Hopefully they don't sing the songs.
@Xiovanni The cartoon songs, or the wined up key bob-omb in the People Goomba Movie.
At least it should be better than the upcoming Rescue Rangers movie, right? I am not crazy about the Rescue Rangers being in the real world, but I am still looking forward to watching it.
Maybe the ‘90s Mario movie will end up being better after all!?
Sounds like they want to emulate Disney, instead of looking at how Sonic and Detective Pikachu did it...
And I'm here for the train wreck.
>similar to Hotel Transylvania
Too bad Genndy Tartakovsky isn't directing it.
The song for Mario Odyssey really worked. I dunno, it's hard to have an opinion on hearsay, I'm expecting nothing more than a feel good flick. No idea where the negativitiy is coming from. Mr Grubb is hardly selling the film lol.
This leak has been debunked. https://mobile.twitter.com/Expropriation15/status/1520078073634377738
My partner f*cking HATES musicals so the evil part of me is excited to torture them.
Not going to bother watching it because I find the guy doing Mario's voice annoying
@CANOEberry I know right? Lots of people damning it based on rumours. We need to wait & watch it to have a verdict. I highly doubt Ninty would let it be a complete dumpster fire. Sure, the delay may mean some tweaks are required, but people forget they probably moved it so it wouldn't clash with the new Avatar film & Puss in Boots.
Even if accurate, it’s so little to genuinely react to.
This is Miyamoto. ValHam-San says that this "meme" is gonna "die" in a few days. That is all.
Pinch of salt
They are still trying to decide if it is MAR-EE-O or MAH-RIO 😉
Eh I'll take this like a pinch of salt and wait for the film to come out.
If it's in the Jump up Superstar vein, I'm all in for it. Either way, it's a kids movie. Expectations are tempered accordingly.
Was anybody really expecting a masterpiece when they announced a Mario film?
The best they can do is make it as fun as possible. Musical numbers with Jack Black as Bowser and Charlie Day as Luigi is probably the most perfect thing I could hope for from a Mario movie. It’ll be dumb as hell but Mario is a dumb franchise with dumb characters (and that’s a good thing). I’m all for this
Fine with me as long as it doesn't suck
Huh. Sounds interesting... But still confused.
Sounds like that leak is just an attempt by an internet jerk to get a rise out of people.
Sounds like oppo research lol. Keep it coming, maybe they'll cancel it still.
I know the movie is for kids, but still, not all kids love musicals.
"it's apparently a musical. In a similar vein to The LEGO Movie 2"
....annnnnnnd it's ruined for me. Cool...
Kill it with fire
Mario and Luigi have simple character models to replicate. Animated features have the ability to duplicate them. Why don't they? Didn't dig the Hotel T look, not digging this latest rumor
Hope the redesign means they'll give them Sonic's original teeth.
I will say this much.
If they include musical numbers, I expect "Do the Mario" to be in the movie.
I'm pretty sure Nintendo and Illumination are fully aware of the whole fiasco that went down with the Sonic film redesign. Surely they can't screw it up.
Why would you ever want to redesign Mario. It's Mario. Why.
A musical wouldn't be horrible though, I just don't think it would make much sense for a Mario movie
Ewww at a musical and Hotel Transylvania character art-style is ugly AF... Hype level has gone down -1000 if true... Why not just make the film look of a similar style to the cut scenes in Mario Sunshine/Galaxy/Odyssey...
even me that love musicals, depise the possiblity of the Mario movie be a musical.
I have no problem with this. Musical numbers worked for the Lion King, they worked for Mary Poppins, they worked for Encanto. Adventure Time has frequent musical interludes that don't detract from its coolness, and if you don't love Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory we cannot be friends and you're not invited to Game Night here anymore. Musicals can be fun.
And Illumination have not made any musicals in that league yet, but they did pretty well with Sing. That was a movie I went to with my kids expecting utter schlock, and it turned out to be a surprisingly sincere movie where the music worked really well.
I'm not expecting a timeless classic here, but I'm not on board the hate train.
I’m only seeing it if my boy waluigi is in it.
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