Information about super mario movie – you know, Chris Pratt’s – has been smaller than Bowser’s chances with Peach, but that’s all about to change. this week, Nintendo has announced a special movie-related Nintendo DirectWhich means hopefully we’ll get to hear Pratt’s take on the plumber, sans The iconic voice of Charles Martinet. Also, what is the movie really about. Maybe.
until Thursday, October 6 at 1:05 p.m. Pacific Time (when the Direct is scheduled to take place), all we have to do is… this poster. We’ll see:
It might not sound like much, but *cracks knuckles* we’re used to getting all the information out of what looks like a dry information sponge, so trust us: we’ve got this. Let’s go.
The first thing you’ll notice, aside from Mario’s back, is the large number of Toads in both the foreground and background. Seriously, so many toads. The more you look, the more there is.
Now, this could mean one of two things:
- The movie is set in the Mushroom Kingdom and is full of toads all the time.
- The movie has a moment 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 handle two hours of Toad stuff, partly because we highly doubt Illumination wants to make a movie that’s just a man talking to strange mushroom men. for two hours, but mostly because of Captain Toad (read on for our thoughts on him).
But our main question is: Do all Toads have different voices? Did they cast many actors for the Toad population, or just one, like the games do? We don’t know if we’re ready for Toads to sound different…or worse, like a group of actors imitating Toad.
Okay, so the Toad that seems to be showing Mario looks like a batch I like it captain toad. She may be, she’s got the bag and a sense of adventure, but she doesn’t have the hat. He could be a normal funny guy.
But the fact that he’s apparently giving Mario a tour is important. That means this is Mario’s first time here in Toad Town, right? Which means that there is at least one part of the movie where Mario is. No in Toad Town. Phew.
Also, we can probably safely assume that this Toad is the one voiced by Keegan-Michael Key. We are trying to imagine it. mmm And… it has teeth. Have toads always had teeth?
But let’s turn our attention to what (Captain) Toad has in his backpack: camping gear. A blanket, a cup, a rope, a pan, and a flashlight are visible in his small backpack, which is the size of his entire body (seriously, Mario, you could offer to help). Looking at the background, and following Mario’s gaze to the top of that intimidating mountain, makes us think that Mario and (Captain) Toad are about to try to climb said mountain. And what’s up?
Princess Peach is back
It’s just Peach’s Castle! The iconic pink and white castle sits right on top of a colossal hill as a clear focal point for the poster, and we know what that means: it’s on target. Maybe for the entire movie, maybe just for this chapter of the movie, but either way, Mario will get there. With the help of (Captain) Toad.
We also get to see Peach’s stained glass window smack dab in the middle, which hopefully implies that old Peachy will look recognizably Peachsome in this movie, and won’t get a Princess Fiona-style makeover from Shrek to make him look more human. It’s always been a bit creepy that she has somewhat human proportions compared to Mario’s diminutive, cartoonish appearance. But that’s probably the point.
A mix of artistic styles.
While most of the art on this poster looks (unsurprisingly) a lot like Illumination animation studio’s other work: the smooth, vibrant cartoonish roundness of My favorite villain, in particular, looks like the movie will mix it up a bit. To the bottom left, we can see an antique stall, with voxel versions of old-school Mario items like a P-Switch and the infamous ax that threw Bowser into the lava.
At the top, the cartoon stuff gives way to some more photorealistic bushes and grass, which look a lot like one of those”Mario made in Unreal Engine“Videos we watch all the time.
A quick summary of the references we saw; see if you can find them too:
Perhaps the easiest Easter egg to spot (not counting the antique store) is the multitude of toads in some sort of peril. It seems that everyone is trying to ascend the hellish level of platforming that will take Mario and his friend Toad to Peach’s castle and, unsurprisingly, they are not doing very well. We can see a toad falling from the donut blocksa Toad who got stranded after going through a pipe, and many Toads who seem to be stuck somewhere they shouldn’t be.
If this were a video game, we’d assume Mario’s job is rescue all those toads. But since this is a movie, we’re assuming they’ll just be comic relief. I hope you like the clowning around!
If you saw that Yoshi egg hidden in the back of the antique store, you’re no doubt asking yourself the same question we are: Is Yoshi coming to this movie?
And, if so… who gives it a voice? Yoshi is usually quite taciturn apart from saying “Yoshi!” and “mlem!” but we wouldn’t be surprised if they also pulled a Chris Pratt out of Yoshi. Who do we think they would hire? Our money is on JK Simmons.
Everything in this town costs coins. That means that the coins, which we see carried by a toad, and are massive — are the official currency of the Mushroom Kingdom, just like in the games. Do they disappear when Mario touches them? He Is he able to put them in his pocket so he can buy things? and why is everything very expensive? 4 coins for a cupcake is crazy.
Combination with Super Nintendo World?
That jumble of pipes looks like a batch I like it super nintendo world, the Mario-flavored theme park located inside Universal Studios. Nintendo has been pushing Super Nintendo World Really hard recently, even though one of them is in Japan and no one can fly to Japan yet due to COVID reasons, and the other one in the US is not built yet.
It seems strange that a movie based on a series like Super Mario features a reference to a theme park that is what’s more based on Super Mario, but maybe this movie is also a theme park advertisement. somehow.
Mario’s suit is very high resolution right? Look at that denim. Look at those seams and folds. Phew. How nice.
But there is a big update that we are not sure about. Mario’s shoes have always been very cartoony, just big brown shapes on his feet. We have always assumed that they are slip-ons. He is a busy boy. But here we can see what he has. laces. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?! Probably nothing. It’s just different.
Mario’s boom looks bad. It looks moist and lumpy, like a bad tortilla. He’s had a better butt in the past! Maybe they had to tone it down so he wouldn’t dominate the conversation like Mario’s nipples always do?
A guess about the plot
If we had to guess, we’d say that Mario has to go up to the castle for some reason. It doesn’t look like the castle is up there. accident – like a horrible earthquake or some sort of Bowser-related incident – but it’s clearly a dangerous ride, with lots of Toads falling all the way. Why they haven’t built a sensible ladder is beyond us.
But we assume that Mario’s adventure to the castle is just a small segment of the plot. We can’t imagine two hours of Toad-themed Mario platforming being particularly interesting. It’s mostly just a cool poster!
We also think that this scene probably takes place early, since Mario is not yet accompanied by Luigi or Donkey Kong.
“Only in theaters”
It looks like it won’t hit streaming services right away, like many movies during the pandemic. Also in the fine print, we can see that the movie is not rated and is likely to be released in 3D as well, as the “Real D” logo is at the bottom – it’s a company known for its 3D projection technology.
Well, we know that Mario (Chris Pratt) and Toad (Keegan-Michael Key) are in the movie, and now we know more or less what they look like (not a huge surprise, though). but we haven’t seen Luigi (Charlie Day), Bowser (Jack Black), Peach (Anya Taylor-Joy) or Donkey Kong (Seth Rogen) however, what if Luigi isn’t accompanying his brother here, when exactly does he show up?
Many questions. And not many answers, unless the question is “will there be Toads?”
Well, that’s about all we were able to glean from this particular vein of Super Mario Movie information, but we’re curious if you think there’s anything we’ve missed. Let us know in the comments if you’ve managed to come up with something new!
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