To coincide with the release of the second “Super Mario Bros. Movie” trailer on November 29, 2022, Illumination and Universal Pictures dropped six character posters for fans to enjoy (via @TheCartoonBase on Twitter). Each of them focuses on a key character from the film standing in an environment unique to their specific poster. Mario is standing in front of several large mushrooms, while Luigi (Charlie Day) stands mortified in front of a dark, foreboding forest covered in lava and occupied by several Dry Bones. Bowser (Jack Black) grins in front of a lava-covered landscape, not unlike his aerial castle.
As for Donkey Kong (Seth Rogen), who smiles and holds a barrel on his poster, he’s shown inside a gladiatorial arena similar to the one he battles Mario in early in the second trailer. Fittingly, Princess Peach (Anya Taylor-Joy) smirks before the vibrant Mushroom Kingdom, and Toad (Keegan-Michael Key) holds his walking stick with a smile on his face in a field of Fire Flowers. Behind him, Mario and Peach enjoy a campfire under the night sky. Suffice to say, if these posters are of any indication, “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” will put a lively, colorful, and diverse landscape on full display.
The long-awaited “Super Mario Bros. Movie” premieres on April 7, 2023.