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Super Mario Bros. Movie Offers a New Look at Peach’s Fiery Power-Up

A new promo video for The Super Mario Bros. Movie stars Anya Taylor-Joy in the role of Princess Peach with the Fire Flower power-up.

A new promotion for The Super Mario Bros. Movie includes the princess Peach (Anya TaylorJoy) who is testing her Fire Flower power-up.

It was shared on the official Super Mario Bros. Movie Instagram account, the animated video begins with Princess Peach dressed in her traditional pink outfit. Then, she touches the Fire Flower, which not just gives the power of flames at her fingertips, however, but also makes her elegant dress a red-white-white palette. After the show is over, Peach throws a fireball at viewers.

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Fans first saw a glimpse of The Super Mario Bros. Movie‘s Princess Peach making use of the Fire Flower in the trailer for the film, which dropped back in November. The popular power-up has been available to Mario and his sister Luigi since the Super Mario Bros. video game first came out in 1985 on the Nintendo Entertainment System. However, this animated film marks the second time that Peach has utilized the Fire Flower in a Mario project. The first and to date, the only video game in which Peach can utilize the Fire Flower is Super Mario 3D World, first released on the Wii U in 2013, before getting an enhanced port on the Nintendo Switch in 2021.

Like how the Fire Flower has always offered characters like Mario and Luigi an alternate palette and when Peach is given the power-up Super Mario 3D World her pink dress turns into a red and white one, much like the version seen in The Super Mario Bros. Movie. The “Fire Peach” is not the only outfit the Mushroom King ruler wears in the animated movie. The official trailer also showcases an army-ready Peach sporting the white and pink racing suit she wears when riding a motorbike in racing games Mario Kart Wii and Mario Kart 8.

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Princess Peach Doesn’t Need Saving in the Mario Movie

Peach, however, isn’t the damsel-in-distress in Super Mario Bros. Movie. Luigi (Charlie Day) is the protagonist who has to be saved from Bowser (Jack Black). Aaron Horvath, co-director of Total Film magazine explained that “[Luigitakes on the Princess Peach” character in the tale. Mario is trying to save his brother from Bowser. To achieve this, he has to embark on an epic adventure. Luigi who is known as a highly anxious, anxious character, is in the worst scenario imaginable: he has to endure Bowser’s interrogations and make it through the maze.

Hovarth also cited the Super Mario 3D World to inform the film’s portrayal of Princess Peach. The film portrays her as a hero in her right. “She’s the monarch that runs this kingdom of unhappy, adorable Toads,” the co-director stated. “We considered how sturdy the person needed to be to protect these people. All that informed the idea of Peach’s character in our film.”

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In April the Super Mario Bros. Movie hits Theaters

Super Mario Bros. Movie is scheduled to debut in the United States on Wednesday, April 5 before making its way to Japan on Friday, April 28. The film features Chris Pratt as the voice of Mario himself, with the Guardians of the Galaxy actor taking over the role that has long been played by Charles Martinet and was once filled by the great Captain Lou Albano. Keegan Michael Key voices Toad, Seth Rogen voices Cranky Kong, Fred Armisen voices Cranky Kong, and Sebastian Maniscalco voice Foreman Spike. Kevin Michael Richardson voices Kamek and Khary Payton is the role of the Penguin King in the fast-moving animated feature. Additionally, Eric Bauza voices an unknown character, and Martinet is mentioned as a character. Martinet will appear in “surprise appearances” throughout the movie. In the past, Taylor Joy and Day starred in the roles of Princess Peach and Luigi respectively.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie debuts in theaters across the United States starting April 5.

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