The Super Mario Bros Movie Trailer
The Super Mario Bros video games have traditionally featured Mario on a quest to rescue his beloved Princess Peach from Bowser's castle after she is kidnapped, though with over 30 years of games and several spin-offs to draw from, Illumination could take this any direction.
Unlike the 1992 live-action effort which was set in New York City, we do know that this adaptation will be set in Mario's fictional home of the Mushroom Kingdom, which looks to have been faithfully recreated from the games.
The teaser trailer prominently featured Bowser and his army of Koopas attacking a penguin kingdom, which looks to set up the main conflict of the film. We didn't see much of Mario, but the teaser seems to hint that this will be the origin story of the portly Italian plumber, as he is seen emerging from a warp pipe into the Mushroom Kingdom where he meets Toad for the first time.
As reported by Popverse, Jack Black told fans at New York Comic-Con that Bowser "has a musical side" in the film, though it is unclear if there will actually be a full-fledged musical number for the King Koopa.
"I did bring some of my heavy metal roots because – in a way – Bowser is kind of like a heavy metal rockstar," Black said. "You know, a big, strong, and scary rock star. And I did a little bit of rocking. I think you'll be surprised to see that Bowser has a musical side.
"I'm thinking after the movie comes out I'm taking it to Broadway. There might be a one-man show."
The Super Mario Bros Movie trailer
The much-anticipated teaser trailer was released in October 2022, finally revealing Chris Pratt's Mario voice as well as Jack Black's booming Bowser.