The company has announced that it will perform the theatrical release from December 21, 2022, to November 7, 2023.
Mario stars in the computer-animated game. The star-packed cast includes (Princess Peach, Charlie Day, Jack Black, Bowser, (Toad), (Donkey Kong), Fred Armisen (Cranky Kong), Kevin Michael Richardson (Kamek) and Sebastian Maniscalco (Spike).
Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, known for Teen Titans Go! To the Films, are working on a script by Matthew Fogel, the creator of Minions: The Rise of Gru.
The Super Mario Bros. film is based on Nintendo and Illumination, with Universal having distribution in North America, and co-financed with Illumination.
Chris Meledandri, the filmmaker of Illumination, and Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, the legendary filmmaker of Mario, will play the film.
Following the disastrous Super Mario Bros. production in 1993, Nintendo was extremely picky about adapting its characters. That live-action version featured John Leguizamo, and the late Bob Hoskins, respectively. The film, though, became a cult classic.
Universal isn't giving up its prime December date. Shortly after Mario's move, the studio said Puss in Boots: The Last Wish now open on December 21, 2022. Antonio Banderas has returned as the marauding feline, co-starring with Florence Pugh, Salma Hayek, and Olivia Colman.