Chris Pratt answered questions about his accent in the upcoming Super Mario Bros. animated movie, saying he’s doing something “up-to-date” and “unlike anything you’ve heard before.” His casting in the role of the Italian plumber received some criticism when it was announced, as Pratt himself is not Italian.
“I worked very closely with the directors and tried a few things and came up with something that I’m very proud of and I can’t wait for people to see and hear,” Pratt said. Variety (opens in a new tab). “It’s animated voice-over narration. It’s not a live-action movie. I’m not going to be wearing a plumber’s suit running around. I’m providing a voice for an animated character, and it’s up-to-date and unlike anything I’ve seen before.” you’ve seen”. heard in Mario world before”.
The currently untitled film’s voice cast also includes Charlie Day as Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, and Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong.
“All I can tell you is that the voice he’s doing for us, and Mario, is phenomenal,” producer Chris Meledandri said last year. Nintendo game director Shigeru Miyamoto is also producing the film, while Minions: The Rise of Gru screenwriter Matthew Fogel is penning the script.
Mario isn’t Pratt’s only upcoming foray into voice acting, he’s also set to play Garfield, the iconic orange cat, in a new movie alongside Samuel L. Jackson. The actor will next be seen in The Terminal List on Prime Video on July 1, while his next big-screen role will be in Thor: Love and Thunder, which arrives on July 8.
The Super Mario Bros. movie is set to hit theaters on April 7, 2023. In the meantime, check out our guide to the other upcoming movies which we think should be on your radar.