During the Nintendo Direct, Shigeru Miyamoto made a quick appearance to let fans know how production of the Mario movie is going, revealing not only a release date but also various cast announcements.
The movie, which is being made by Illumination (the team behind Despicable Me), will land around Holiday 2022, specifically on December 21, 2022 for those in North America. And as for who will be voicing your favourite characters, they range from:
Mario - Chris Pratt
Princess Peach - Anya Taylor-Joy
Luigi - Charlie Day
Bowser - Jack Black
Toad - Keegan-Michael Key
Donkey Kong - Seth Rogen
Kamek - Kevin Michael Richardson
Cranky Kong - Fred Armisen
Spike - Sebastian Maniscalo
With Nintendo alumni Charles Martinet also set to appear in various cameo roles.
We're told that we'll have to wait until a later date for a trailer, other casting announcements, and for more information on exact launch dates outside of North America.