Mario Movie
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Update [Mon 6th Mar, 2023 10:00 GMT]: Last week we learned that The Super Mario Bros. Movie would be brought forward in the US and other territories by two days to a new release date of 5th April. Initially excluded from this change, we now know that the UK will be joining suit and will be showing the film from the earlier date too.

While the official Universal website for the UK still suggests that the Mario Movie is set to release on the 7th, the studio's Twitter account was on hand to put the discussion to rest.

A number of other territories received the same announcement yesterday on their respective Universal Twitter channels. France, Spain and Italy are now amongst the other countries joining the UK and the US with a 5th April release.

We will continue to keep an eye out for any other release date changes over the coming weeks, and will update our full premiere guide as necessary.

Original article [Tue 28th Feb, 2023 17:15 GMT]: The release date for the hotly-anticipated Mario Movie seems to change on almost a monthly basis at the moment, and today has seen the premiere brought forward again for the US and more than 60 other global markets.

Announced via the official @supermariomovie Twitter, the film will now release on 5th April, 2023 in the US — a movement of two days from the previous announcement of 7th April. Other dates remain scattered throughout April and May, with the post also confirming that Japan's release has not changed (still expected for 28th April).

According to the above announcement, the movement to 5th April seems to also apply to a number of other countries, though there is yet to be any more information about which markets will see the change. According to IMDb, the UK still holds its 7th April date along with many other European countries so it looks like some will still have to wait that little bit longer — spoiler filters at the ready...

We will be updating our release date guide as soon as we find out any new information, so be sure to keep an eye on the following over the coming weeks:

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