The True Title of the Mario Film Probably Won't Shock Anyone, According to Rumours

The True Title of the Mario Film Probably Won't Shock Anyone, According to Rumours ...

Illumination's Mario film has been out for a long time since we heard it. After wreaking havoc on the internet with its, shall we say, interesting lead cast, we heard in April that the plumber's return to the big screen would be postponed until 2023. This might have been the ideal time for some to provide more information on the upcoming animated feature; but whenever we have gone looking for information, all updates have been moved to another castle.

Bis now, at least, with a bit of a wait. The movie now has a preliminary listing on the Illumination Studios Paris website, so we might get an idea of what this 'Mario Movie' will be called, and what a board meeting it must have been like to come up with it.

According to the website, we will no longer be foolishly dubbed the upcoming feature 'The Mario Movie,' oh no. Illumination seems to be pushing the boat out much further as they appear to have called the film - wait for it - Super Mario Bros.

Now we are just as surprised as you are that the team behind such titles as Despicable Me and, erm, Despicable Me 2, would make such an original naming choice with their new Nintendo IP, but at least everyone will know what the film is about.

This title isn't officially confirmed by an Illumination statement nor by the Big N itself, so the prospect of seeing Chris Pratt star in 'Plumb and Plumber' has not been diminished just yet.

Sell a big name like Mario was always going to require a rather on-the-nose marketing campaign, and if that is the cause for one of the most predictable titles we've ever seen in a while, then so be it. An original title never became a pipe dream.

Instead of Super Mario Bros., which title would you pick? Tell us what you think!

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