Information about Super mario movie — you know, the one with Chris Pratt — was slimmer than Bowser’s luck with Peaches, but that’s all about to change. this week, Nintendo has announced a special movie related to the Nintendo Directmeans we hope to hear Pratt’s thoughts on the plumber, sans The iconic voice of Charles Martinet. Also, what the movie is actually about. Can be.
up to Thursday, October 6th at 1:05 PM PT (When the Direct is scheduled to take place), all we have to go on is… this poster. Let’s take a look:
It might not seem like much, but *crack* we’re used to squeezing every piece of information into a dry information sponge, so trust us: We’ve got it. Let’s go.
The first thing you’ll notice—besides Mario’s back—is the large number of Toads in both the foreground and background. Seriously, lots of Toads. The more you look, the more it becomes.
Now this can mean one of two things:
- The movie is set in the Mushroom Kingdom and is always full of Toads
- There’s a bit in the movie where Mario goes to Toad Town in the Mushroom Kingdom
We’re inclined to believe the latter, partly because we don’t know if we could stomach two hours of Toad, and partly because we highly doubt Illumination would want to make a movie about a man talking to weird little mushroom people for two hours, but mostly Captain Toad (his read on for our thoughts on).
But our main question is: Do all Toads have different voices? Did they cast multiple actors for the Toad population, or just one like how the games do it? We don’t know if we’re ready for the Toads to all sound different…or worse, like a bunch of actors doing a Toad impression.
Well, the Frog that appears to be showing Mario is a many whom Captain Toad. He may be – he has a bag and a sense of adventure – but no hat. He could have been just an ordinary entertainer.
But it’s important that he give Mario a tour. That means it’s Mario’s first time in Toad Town, right? This means that there is at least one part of the movie with Mario no In Toad Township. wow
Also, it’s probably safe to assume that this Toad is voiced by Keegan-Michael Key. We try to imagine it. hmm And… it has teeth. Have toads always had teeth?
But let’s focus on what’s in (Captain) Toad’s backpack: Camping gear. A blanket, mug, rope, pan, and flashlight appear on his small backpack, the size of his entire body (seriously, Mario, you can offer to help). Looking at the background and following Mario’s gaze towards the top of this menacing mountain suggests that Mario and (Captain) Toad are trying to scale said mountain. And what is above?
Princess Peach is back
It’s only Peach Castle! The iconic pink-and-white château is positioned right at the top of a huge hill as the clear focal point for the poster, and we know what that means: That’s the point. Maybe for the whole movie, maybe for this chapter of the movie, but either way, Mario will get up there. With the help of (Captain) Toad.
We can also see the stained glass window of Peaches in the center, which hopefully means that Peaches will look recognizably Peaches in this movie and not have the Princess Fiona makeup from Shrek to make her appear. more people. It’s always been a little creepy that Mario has somewhat human proportions compared to his small and cartoonish appearance. But that’s probably the point.
A mix of art styles
Although most of the artwork on this poster is (surprisingly) very similar to animation studio Illumination’s other work – its soft, lively cartoonish roundness. Despicable Me, especially — the movie looks like it’s going to mix it up a bit. In the lower left, we can see an antiques shed with buzzy versions of old-school Mario items like the P-Switch and the infamous ax that plunges Bowser into lava.
The cartoon above gives way to more photorealistic bushes and grass, which looks a lot like one of the “Mario is made in Unreal Engine“The videos we see all the time.
A quick summary of the references we saw – see if you can find them too:
Frogs in danger
Perhaps the easiest Easter eggs to spot (an antique shop aside) are the many endangered Toads of some sort. It seems like they’re all trying to level up a hellish platformer that will take Mario and his Toad friend to Peach’s castle, and unsurprisingly, they’re not doing a great job. We can see the frog falling donut blocksa Toad that gets stuck after going through a pipe, and lots of Toads that seem to be stuck where they shouldn’t be.
If this were a video game, we’d assume it was Mario’s job save all these frogs. But since it’s a movie, we assume they’ll just be comic relief. I hope you like the slap!
If you see a Yoshi egg hidden behind an antique store, you’re probably asking the same question: Is Yoshi coming to this movie?
And if so… who voices him? Yoshi usually yells “Yoshi!” other than that it’s pretty quiet. and “mlem!” but we wouldn’t be surprised if they also cast Chris Pratt in Yoshi. Who do we think they will hire? Our money is on JK Simmons.
Everything in this city costs coins. This means that the coins – we see a frog carrying them, and there they are massive — is the official currency of the Mushroom Kingdom, as in the games. Do they disappear when Mario touches them? Can he fit them in his pocket so he can buy things? And why everything Very expensive? 4 cents for a cupcake is crazy.
Super Nintendo World connection?
This mess of pipes looks like a many whom Super Nintendo World, a Mario-flavored theme park inside Universal Studios. Nintendo is pushing Super Nintendo World indeed Hardly recently, one of them is in Japan and no one is allowed to fly to Japan due to COVID, and the other one is not yet built in the US.
It seems odd that a movie based on a series like Super Mario would reference a theme park. also It’s based on Super Mario, but maybe this movie is also an advertisement for a theme park. Somehow.
Mario’s dress many high resolution, right? Check out this denim. Look at those seams and creases. Oof. This is beautiful.
But there’s one big update we’re not sure about. Mario’s shoes have always been very cartoonish – just big brown shapes on his feet. We always assumed they were slip-ons. She is a busy lady. But here we can see that it is laces. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?! Probably nothing. It’s just different.
Mario’s belly button looks bad. It looks wet and lumpy like a bad omelette. He had a better boom in the past! Maybe they should have toned it down so it doesn’t dominate the conversation like Mario’s nipples?
A guess at the plot
If we had to guess, we’d say Mario had to climb the castle for some reason. Apparently, the castle is above accident – like a terrible earthquake or some kind of Bowser-related incident – but it’s obviously a dangerous journey, with lots of Toads going down the whole way. Why they didn’t build a smart staircase is beyond us.
But we can guess that Mario’s adventure to the castle is a small part of the plot. We can’t imagine a two-hour Toad-themed Mario platformer would be particularly interesting. It basically just makes a cool poster!
We also think that this scene probably takes place early on, since Mario isn’t accompanied by Luigi or Donkey Kong yet.
“Only in theaters”
It doesn’t seem like many movies are coming to streaming services right away during the pandemic. Also in the fine print, we can see that the film is underrated and probably coming out in 3D as well, as the “Real D” logo is at the bottom – they are a company known for their 3D projection technology.
What is missing?
Well, we know Mario (Chris Pratt) and Toad (Keegan-Michael Key) are in the movie, and now we know more or less what they look like (though it’s not a huge surprise). But we haven’t seen it Luigi (Charlie Day), Bowser (Jack Black), Peaches (Anya Taylor-Joy) or Donkey Kong (Seth Rogen) yet – and if Luigi isn’t accompanying his brother here, when exactly is he coming?
So many questions. The question “will there be frogs?” unless, the answers are not many.
Well, that’s about all the nuggets we can pull out of this particular vein of Super Mario Movie information, but if you think there’s anything we’ve missed, we’re interested. Let us know in the comments if you managed to get something new!
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