A brand new promotional video from The Super Mario Bros. Movie includes Anya Taylor-Joy playing Princess Peach and the Fire Flower power-up.
A new video promo for The Super Mario Bros. Movie shows the princess Peach (Anya Taylor-Joy) playing with her Fire Flower power-up.
The animated clip was shared on the official Super Mario Bros. Movie account. It opens with Princess Peach wearing her pink gown. She then walks over to a Fire Flower, which not just gives the power of flames within her reach however, but also transforms her dress into a white-and-red palette swap. As the promo ends, Peach throws a fireball toward the audience.
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In the beginning, fans watched the princess Peach in the movie Super Mario Bros. Movie made with the Fire Flower in its official trailer. This trailer was made public in November. The iconic power-up has been in the hands of Mario as well as his twin brother Luigi from the time that the Super Mario Bros. video game came out in 1985 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. However, this animated film marks the second time Peach has made use of it in a Mario project. Super Mario 3D World is the first and only video game in which Peach can make use of the Fire Flower. It was released on the Wii U in 2013, before being ported to the Nintendo Switch in 2021.
Similar to the way that the Fire Flower has always given characters such as Mario and Luigi a palette swap, when Peach gets the power-up in Super Mario 3D World the dress she wears turns into a red and white one, similar to the model in The Super Mario Bros. Movie. However, the “Fire Peach” dress isn’t just the one alternative costume the leader of the Mushroom Kingdom will be wearing in the animated movie due out shortly. The official trailer also showcases a battle-ready Peach sporting the pink and white racing suit she wears when driving a motorcycle in the racing games Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 8.
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Princess Peach does not require saving in the Mario Movie
Peach, however, is not the damsel-in-distress in Super Mario Bros. Movie. Rather, the character who needs saving from the villainous Bowser (Jack Black) is Luigi (Charlie Day). “[Luigiplays the Princess Peach role in our story,” director Aaron Horvath previously explained to Total Film Magazine. “It’s Mario’s dream to save his brother from Bowser’s clutches. To accomplish this, he must embark on an epic adventure. Luigi who is known as a highly anxious, anxious character, is in the direst possible situation: he must be able to survive Bowser’s interrogations and come through the maze.
Hovarth also cited the Super Mario 3D World to inform the movie’s depiction of Princess Peach. She is depicted as a hero by the rights of her character. The co-director said that she was the king of the kingdom of cute and unhappy Toads. “We were thinking how strong this person needs to be to protect those people. All of this influenced the concept of Peach’s character in our film.”
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In April, the Super Mario Bros. Movie will hit theaters.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie will be released in the United States Wednesday, April 5, before traveling to Japan Friday, April 28. Chris Pratt plays Mario and the Guardians of the Galaxy actor takes over the role once held by Charles Martinet. The fast-moving animated feature stars the voices of 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 and Khary Payton as the Penguin King. In addition, Eric Bauza voices an undisclosed character, while Martinet is mentioned as a character. Martinet will make “surprise cameos” throughout the movie. As we’ve mentioned before Taylor-Joy Day and Black star as Princess Peach, Luigi, and Bowser, respectively.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie opens in theaters in the United States on April 5.