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The first Mario movie trailer debuts at New York Comic Con

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(Image credit: Nintendo/Illumination/New York Comic Con)

We will finally get our first real look at the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie, as a teaser trailer is set to debut at New York Comic Con in October.

The trailer will debut on October 6 at 1pm PDT / 4pm EDT / 9pm BST. Neither the studio Illumination or New York Comic-Con has revealed whether the trailer will debut online, but you can safely expect it to be all over the internet shortly after that premiere time.

This is specifically billed as a "teaser trailer," so don't necessarily expect much of the film to be revealed here. Hopefully, at least, we'll finally hear what Chris Pratt's Mario voice sounds like.

If you've not been keeping up with the Mario movie, it's an animated film being produced by Illumination, the company behind movies like Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets, and Sing. The movie has a star-studded cast voicing the iconic game characters, including Charlie Day as Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, and Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong.

The film, which still does not have an official title, was previously due to launch on December 21, 2022, but is now set to be released on April 7, 2023. The movie's being written by Matthew Fogel, who previously wrote the screenplay for Minions: The Rise of Gru.

As you'd expect, Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri is quite excited about the movie. Earlier this year, he said "now that we’ve done about 15 recording sessions, and the movie is three-quarters done, I sit here and say that I love [Chris Pratt's] performance as Mario."

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Dustin Bailey
Staff Writer

Dustin Bailey joined the GamesRadar team as a Staff Writer in May 2022, and is currently based in Missouri. He's been covering games (with occasional dalliances in the worlds of anime and pro wrestling) since 2015, first as a freelancer, then as a news writer at PCGamesN for nearly five years. His love for games was sparked somewhere between Metal Gear Solid 2 and Knights of the Old Republic, and these days you can usually find him splitting his entertainment time between retro gaming, the latest big action-adventure title, or a long haul in American Truck Simulator.