‘The Super Mario Bros. Movie’ rated PG for action and mild violence

Universal’s Super Mario Bros. Movie has been rated PG for action and mild violence.

Chris Pratt and Charlie Day will play Mario and Luigi in the animated adaptation. Princess Peach will be played by Anya Taylor-Joy, and Donkey Kong will be played by Seth Rogen. Previously, the producers of The Super Mario Bros. Movie stated that each actor was intentionally selected to offer distinctiveness to the roles.

Nintendo is also co-financing the film with Universal Pictures.

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Shigeru Miyamoto and Gunpei Yokoi invented the Mario Bros. in 1983. The series is the best-selling video game franchise of all time, with almost 760 million copies sold, including nearly 390 million for the “Super Mario” title alone.

The video games have usually portrayed Mario on a mission to rescue his beloved Princess Peach from Bowser’s castle after she is abducted, however Illumination could take this in any route with over 30 years of games and multiple spin-offs to pull from.


We do know that, unlike the 1992 live-action effort, which was set in New York City, this adaptation will be set in Mario’s fictitious home of the Mushroom Kingdom, which appears to have been authentically reproduced from the games.

Some fans were disappointed that long-time Mario voice actor Charles Martinet will not be reprising his role. Martinet, on the other hand, will feature in the film in an unspecified cameo role.

The movie is set to hit theatres 7 April 2023.

Joanne Wells

Joanne Wells is a media journalist for ScreenNearYou. She reports on the inside conversations in Hollywood. Also, she loves pizza!

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