It’s been revealed that Star Lord himself, Mr. Chris Pratt, will be voicing the iconic Nintendo character, Mario, in the upcoming Super Mario Movie.
This casting did come as a bit of a shock to me because I would have never imagined that Chris Pratt would be a good fit for Super Mario.
However, it was revealed by Variety that he was the choice for the lead role in this upcoming film.
The movie is being made by Illumination – the company behind the Despicable Me and Minions movies.
It’s going to be interesting to see what they do with this much-coveted property.
The property is not only coveted by fans, but also by Nintendo itself.
The Super Mario Bros movie still seems to haunt Nintendo to this very day.
It’s stopped them from moving forward with other big and small screen projects.
For instance, Nintendo and Netflix were all set to work on a Legend Of Zelda series together.
However, it then got leaked and Nintendo decided to pull the plug on the project.
That said, we have it on good authority that those talks have started again and Nintendo is looking more and more into developing their properties for the small screen in particular.
Chris Pratt will be the voice of Mario in the Super Mario movie
However, this Illumination project is going to be a movie.
Chris Pratt isn’t the only big name attached to this project.
It was also revealed that Charlie Day is going to be the voice of Luigi in this movie – now, I think that’s great casting.
Anya Taylor-Joy will play Princess Peach, Jack Black will be the voice of Bowser, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike.
Now, that’s a pretty impressive cast!
What do you make of this news?
Are you looking forward to watching this Super Mario movie?
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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