Mario’s new movie face might just have leaked online

Mario Bros movie poster
(Image credit: Nintendo)

If fans have critiqued Mario's behind in the Super Mario Bros movie poster, it's perhaps inevitable that they would have issues with his face too. The hotly anticipated animated movie is to be released in April, but we haven't yet seen Mario from the front – officially. Nintendo is holding a special presentation tomorrow (Thursday 6 October) to unveil a trailer, but it seems someone may have just leaked an image of our favourite mushroom gathering plumber.

The only official glimpse of the still unnamed Super Mario Bros movie that we've had so far is a colourful and extremely busy teaser poster that shows the Mushroom Kingdom and a lot of toads but only shows Mario from the back. That poster was critiqued by some fans who thought Mario's behind a little on the scrawny side, but it created an air of mystery around what Mario's face would look like. Unsurprisingly that's now causing controversy too. 

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.