The Super Mario Bros. Movie is premiering two days earlier now

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Let’s-a-go slightly earlier than expected

Universal and Illumination are moving up the premiere date of The Super Mario Bros. Movie. The animated film is now hitting theaters on April 5 in several markets including the U.S., up from April 7.

While it hits two day earlier in the U.S., other regions will still have to wait a bit longer into April and May; Japan, specifically, will see The Super Mario Bros. Movie debut on April 28.

Nothing’s been indicated as to why the date shifted. But hey, that’s a little bit of Mario slightly earlier than expected.

Warp pipe to the future

Before April arrives, we’re due for at least one more blast of information about the upcoming film. Nintendo has confirmed that the final trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie will air on March 9 in a special movie-focused Direct. The company also says no game information will be included in this Direct, so bad news for anyone hoping for a Mario game to pop up out of the warp pipe.

And honestly, I’m not sure how much more I need to see about the film before I walk into a theater. While I’m still a little iffy on some aspects, I was already in for a viewing when I heard Jack Black’s Bowser for the first time. Anything else, all the fun jokes and references, that’s just bonus.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie hits theaters in the U.S. on April 5, 2023.

Eric Van Allen
Senior News Reporter