Nintendo fans were surprised as the lack of news for the new Mario film from Illumination at today's Nintendo Direct. The animated Mario film has been in the works for quite some time now and was even slated to release by the end of 2022, but it was delayed to give Illumination the time necessary to make sure it's a quality product. At a Nintendo Direct last fall, Nintendo unveiled the cast of the Mario, which the internet reacted to with no shortage of memes. Many were taken aback by Chris Pratt being cast as Mario and that was only the tip of the iceberg. Given it has been a year since that happened and the film is about six months away from releasing, many were hoping to see a trailer or some new glimpse of the movie.
However, the Nintendo Direct came and went with not even a single frame or new detail of the film being announced. Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto appeared during the Nintendo Direct and acknowledged the film and the upcoming Universal theme park based on the company's games, but provided absolutely zero new information. Many were incredibly confused by this as there was no reason to mention these two things unless there was some kind of update. Miyamoto even used this to transition into news about Pikmin 4, something fans have been waiting a while for. It's unclear if there will be another Nintendo Direct this year, but if there isn't, the next gaming event it could appear at is The Game Awards in December.
Universal has a new Puss in Boots movie releasing that month, meaning they may attach the Mario trailer to that film. Of course, there's also the possibility that Nintendo and Universal just opt to release it online without much fanfare. Either way, it hopefully won't be too long until we see the first trailer for the still untitled Mario movie.
What do you think of the lack of Mario movie news? Let me know in the comments or hit me up on Twitter @Cade_Onder. Keep scrolling for some fan reactions.
Miyamoto Answers To No One
>joins direct— Viclis (@Viclis_) September 13, 2022
>states the Mario Movie is indeed a thing
>does a full 2 minute presentation on a mobile game
>states Pikmin 4 exists
Bro said the Mario Movie exists and then walked away— Colin (@IntroSpecktive) September 13, 2022
Pikmin 4 is Enough For Some
Rest of Twitter upset about no Mario Movie news, meanwhile here I am like pic.twitter.com/Cd34lbvvfr— DazzReviews (@DazzVideos) September 13, 2022
The Day of Reckoning Will Come
Miyamoto reminding us all that the Mario movie is still happening: pic.twitter.com/UyxtMcZSDn— Ben L. (Chargeman Ben) (@realbcousin100) September 13, 2022
The Theories Begin...
"why won't they show the mario movie?!" dawg they are EMBARRASED. they know that shit is gonna be ass— dunno (@amkneesiac) September 13, 2022
The Wait Is Driving Everyone Crazy
Everyone after they thought they'd get a Mario movie trailer pic.twitter.com/BHwdxUQlF9— Kris,Susie,and Ralsei for multiversus (@RoBoMarcus1) September 13, 2022
A Bit Backwards, Nintendo
"Hey the Mario movie is almost done, but we won't show you a trailer cause we're still putting the finishing touches on the film. Also here's some games that we don't even have gameplay for yet"
I don't think I've ever left a Direct feeling satisfied. Nintendo Power was better.— Donoshi (@YoshiDonoshi) September 13, 2022