The first CGI movie adaptation of Nintendo’s hit Super Mario video game franchise has landed in cinemas and, unlike the widely derided 1993 live-action adaptation, it has proved a huge success!


The Super Mario Bros Movie, which follows Mario (Chris Pratt) as he embarks on a mission to save Luigi after he is captured by the villanious Bowser (Jack Black), has broken the record for the largest-ever opening weekend of any animated movie.

Alongside Pratt and Black, the film's all-star cast also includes the likes of Charlie Day, Anya Taylor-Joy and Seth Rogen.

If you're wondering when the movie could become available to stream from the comfort of your own home, read on to find out.

The Super Mario Bros Movie release date

The Super Mario Bros Movie is now available to watch in cinemas.

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The movie isn't currently available to stream. However, given it's a Universal film, fans can expect the Super Mario Bros Movie to eventually be released on Peacock, which means it will be available for Sky and NOW customers in the UK.

NOW customers will need an Entertainment Pass to access Peacock through the streaming service.

This pass costs £9.99 per month, with a seven-day free trial available for all first-time subscribers.

Who stars in The Super Mario Bros Movie alongside Chris Pratt?

The cast for The Super Mario Bros Movie was revealed during a Nintendo Direct in September 2021 and subsequently sent the internet into a frenzy. The big news was, of course, the decision to go for a celebrity voice cast rather than the video game cast, with Chris Pratt headlining as the title character Mario.

He's joined by It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia star Charlie Day as Mario's brother Luigi, Peaky Blinders actress Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Jumanji's Jack Black as the villainous Bowser and Keegan-Michael Key as Toad. Additionally, Seth Rogen will be voicing the iconic gorilla Donkey Kong.

Some fans expressed disappointment that long-time Mario voice Charles Martinet would not be voicing Mario. However, Martinet will appear in the film in an unknown cameo role.

Here is that cast list in full:

  • Chris Pratt as Mario
  • Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach
  • Charlie Day as Luigi
  • Jack Black as Bowser
  • Keegan-Michael Key as Toad
  • Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong
  • Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong
  • Sebastian Maniscalco as Foreman Spike
  • Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek

What is The Super Mario Bros Movie plot?

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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, but Illumination have taken this a slightly different direction.

Unlike the 1992 live-action effort which was set in New York City, this adaptation is set in Mario's fictional home of the Mushroom Kingdom, which has been faithfully recreated from the games.

When there’s a plumbing issue threatening their neighbourhood, Mario and Luigi jump into action but soon stumble upon a portal that takes them to the Mushroom Kingdom.

Unfortunately, it doesn't end well for Luigi, who ends up at the mercy of Bowser (Jack Black) as he tries to take over the world.

Jack Black previously told fans at New York Comic-Con that Bowser "has a musical side" in the film too.

"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.

The Super Mario Bros Movie is in cinemas now. Visit our Film hub for more news and features, and find something to watch tonight with our TV Guide and Streaming Guide.


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