Chris Pratt has teased that his voice for Mario in the upcoming Illumination movie is “unlike anything you’ve ever heard.”
Ever since the infamous moment Shigeru Miyamoto announced the voice cast for the Super Mario Bros. movie, everyone has been incredibly eager to hear how these iconic roles will play out. No one is under as much pressure as leading man Chris Pratt, who is faced with the difficult choice of whether to follow the original Mario movie and give it a Brooklyn accent or go a more traditional route and try to make it sound Italian.
While we still don’t know exactly what Chris Pratt will sound like as Mario, the actor recently spoke to Variety and gave a little sneak peek at what to expect from his performance, stating that it’s an “update” on the character and “unlike anything you’ve heard” in the past. Mario’s universe.
Pratt said, “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. It’s animated voiceover narration. It’s not a movie.” live”. -action movie. I’m not going to wear a plumber’s suit running around. I’m providing a voice for an animated character, and it’s up to date and unlike anything you’ve ever heard before in the world of Mario.”
Though Pratt doesn’t reveal what kind of direction he’s taking Mario in, recent leaks of the film suggest he’ll likely speak with a Brooklyn accent rather than Italian. That leak also suggested that the Mario movie will also be a musical, with Pratt singing in some scenes alongside Charlie Day, Jack Black, and Anya Taylor Joy.
This isn’t the first time Pratt has spoken about what Mario will sound like in the movie. When his role was originally revealed, he posted a video on Instagram saying, “But as it is now, it’s me, Mario. That’s not the voice, you’ll have to wait to hear the voice, but us.” I’ve been working hard on it, and I’m so excited to announce that I’m going to be the voice of that video game I dreamed of playing as a kid. Dreams come true”.
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