The trailer will coincide with the company’s panel at this year’s New York Comic-Con, and it’s unclear if the Direct will feature more than the trailer alone. The presentation will begin this Thursday (October 6th) at 1:05 pm PST, and will not feature any gaming content.
First announced back in 2018, Illumination’s Mario film has been somewhat of a mystery, with little else known about it other than the movie’s cast. The film stars Chris Pratt in the titular role, a departure from fan favorite and longtime Mario voice actor, Charles Martinet.
Alongside the news, they shared the first poster from the movie, giving fans just a little taste of the direction the studio has decided to take the iconic plumber and his world.
Tune in at 1:05 p.m. PT on 10/6 for a #NintendoDirect: The Super Mario Bros. Movie presentation introducing the world premiere trailer for the upcoming film (no game information will be featured).
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) October 4, 2022
The poster shows Toad (voiced by comedy legend Keegan-Michael Key) leading Mario through a bustling downtown square in the Mushroom Kingdom. Adorably, while most of the buildings and items take a soft, rounded style similar to most Illumination films. Items on display in the antique store take a more voxelized form.
The overall art direction falls somewhere between the Super Mario 3D series, and the Super Mario Galaxy series, showing off the towering landscapes and floating mountains featured similar to those respective games.
More news and breakdowns will follow soon as Super Mario Bros. gets its first trailer this Thursday.
SOURCE: The Official Tweet from Nintendo