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The new Super Mario Bros. Movie posters are a delight

Sure beats a bunch of photoshopped heads

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As Illumination continues to ramp up the marketing campaign for its upcoming release The Super Mario Bros. Movie, the studio has released a series of character posters spotlighting the Mushroom Kingdom and the heroes and villains that reside within.

The posters are strikingly attractive, packed out with color and dynamism, and see protagonists such as Mario, Luigi, Toad, and Princess Peach headed out to battle with the likes of Donkey Kong, Shy Guy, Magikoopa, and, of course, Big Bad Bowser himself. Each poster spotlights a particular character and world — from Rainbow Road, to Donkey Kong Island, to Bowser’s Castle — with each image hoping to get fans’ hype engines suitably in gear for the movie’s spring release.

I think my favorite is Peach ridin’ the Rainbow Road, I love the bright colours and the wild perspective. The drama of the Bowser’s Army image is also top-tier. The poster which sees Peach, Toad, and Mario all sat admiring the Mushroom Kingdom is quite lovely. A text-free version of that would look great on the wall of any video game fan.

Take a look at the posters in the tweets below and see which is your pick of the bunch.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie stars Chris Pratt (Mario), Anya Taylor-Joy (Peach), Keegan Michael-Key (Toad), Jack Black (Bowser), Seth Rogan (Donkey Kong), and Charlie Day (Luigi). It is scheduled to launch in theaters in the UK and Europe in late-March. It will premiere in North America on April 7.

Oh, and be sure to check out the easter-egg-filled Super Bowl ad.

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Chris Moyse
Senior Editor - Chris has been playing video games since the 1980s and writing about them since the 1880s. Graduated from Galaxy High with honors. Twitter: @ChrisxMoyse