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The Mario Movie is a CGI movie directed by James Gunn and produced by Dreamworks studios. It's the beginning of The Nintendo Cinematic Universe.

History/Production

The Mario Movie began production in 2015, originally to be directed by Alex Hirsch and based off the plot of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga, with Seth Green as Fawful. However, after Alex dropped out of the project, they decided to do an origins film loosley based off the first game with elements of the 3 sequels thrown in, and with James Gunn stepping up to direct.

Casting was up next, and of course Charles himself returned to voice the bros, with Grey DeLisle as Peach, Jim Cummings as Bowser, and Jenny Slate as Yoshi. Finn Wolfhard was hired to add some better known voices the movie, with Finn Wolfhard as "Bucklebarry" a Toad.

The first trailer was shown at E3 2019, and the movie itself was released on September 13th, 2021, 33 years after the original game came out. The movie recieved positive reviews and currently holds a 85% on Rotten Tomatoes. A sequel had been planned and the ending teases at a Legend of Zelda movie.

Synopsis

A prophecy states that long ago, a evil tyrant named King "Bowser" Koopa invaded the Mushroom Kingdom with his army of evil. However, a man given the nickname "Jumpman" managed to defeat him, but he swore to return and take revenge. One day, he will return as promised, but his twin sons will stop him. Years later, 2 plumbers named Mario and Luigi were working at the castle as a favor for the princess when King Koopa attacked and kidnapped the princess. With no one else to help, the two are ropped into finding the prophisized twins so they can rescue the princess, with the help from a Toad Guard named Bucklebarry and a Yoshi steed.

Plot

TBA

Casting

  • Charles Martinet as Mario, Luigi, Wario, Waluigi
  • Grey DeLisle as Princess Peach
  • Jum Cummings as Bowser and Kamek
  • Finn Wolfhard as Bucklebarry, various other Toads
  • Jenny Slate as Yoshi
  • Tom Kenny as Shy Guys, Shy Guy Chief
  • Robert De Niro as Jumpman
  • Seth Green as Fawful (Cameo)

Trivia

  • This movie has been confirmed to be the first movie in a cinematic universe of Nintendo games, with the next planned movie being an adaptation of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
  • The Sequel is based off of Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga.
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