Both trailers released for the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie have used the same song. It’s a epic reworking of a classic Mario tune, and it’s meant to show the scope and scale of this animated project. We’ve heard bits and pieces of the song with sound effects and dialog over it, but wouldn’t you like to hear the full song? Well now you can, and through an official release.
The Super Mario Bros. movie theme was created by Black Hydra, a composing team who specialize in motion picture advertising music and film/TV music. The team, founded by Ben Hayden and James Murray, create music for theatrical trailers, as well as bespoke music for television promos, commercials and video game advertising campaigns. Black Hydra has been involved with projects like Black Adam, Spider-Man: No Way Home, The Batman, Top Gun: Maverick and many others.
Black Hydra has released the official Super Mario Bros. movie theme to their YouTube channel, and you can enjoy the entire piece above. It’s very much a movie trailer-esque song, but it may pop up in the film itself at some point. We’ll have to wait until next year to find out!
That face in the thumbnail. 😂 There's something odd about it. The eyes for starters.
I am truly excited for this movie, but, and this is only my personal opinion, this song feels too ‘generically epic’ and doesn’t carry forth the whimsy that is Mario. It’s like this is the theme to those “Mario with realistic sound effects” videos out there.
Regardless, I get it, this is how movie music is right now, but I hope that the score for the movie has more room for some of the upbeat tone that Koji Kondo’s Mario music is known for.
This is just music created for the trailer. Brian Tyler and Koji Kondo are attached to the score. Not sure if Kondo is hands on or they are just crediting him for using musical themes from him. We'll have to wait and see (or hear) how the movie score turns out.
Although I bet you will hear music similar to this in the more serious action moments near the end of the film.
(kinda hoping we hear the goofy 1993 Mario movie action music)