The final Super Mario Bros. Movie trailer airs on March 9

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Just shy of Mar. 10

Nintendo has announced a new Super Mario Bros. Movie Direct, which will host the final trailer for the animated film. This Direct will air on March 9 at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT.

The stream is being hosted on Nintendo’s channels, and will specifically focus on the final trailer. Nintendo notes in the description:

“Join us at 2:00 p.m. PT on 3/9 for the world premiere of The Super Mario Bros. Movie’s final trailer! No game information will be included in this #NintendoDirect.”

Bad news for any Mario game hopefuls out there, I suppose. But hey, it looks like we’ll get a good glimpse of what’s in store for this animated Mario adaptation.

The trailer image does tease many of the central characters, including Mario, Peach, Toad, and Donkey Kong, racing along the Rainbow Road. And I’d pump the brakes if I were Mario, because that Blue Shell is coming in hot.

Drifting along the rainbow highway

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is pretty well lined-up for its April premiere, which isn’t all that far off. This animated version of the Mushroom Kingdom looks to put its own spin on the story, with Mario as an isekai’d plumber transported into the wild, wild world of the Mario games.

And honestly, it’s looked pretty alright through most of the trailers. Chris Pratt’s Mario voice is one thing, but I’d spend the movie theater ticket price just to see more of Jack Black’s Bowser. It really does seem like produciton studio Illumination is having fun digging back through the years of the Mario franchise, too.

At the very least, I’m hopeful for an entertaining romp that’s light-hearted, got some good gags, and isn’t over three hours long. Seriously, that’s become my least-favorite trend in blockbuster movies lately. The Super Mario Bros. Movie premieres on April 7.

Eric Van Allen
Senior News Reporter