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Super Mario fans must be scared like Chris Pratt warns viewers that his “Mario voice” for the upcoming film adaptation of Super Mario Bros will be “unlike anything you’ve ever heard.” Holy goomba, should we be worried?
In an interview with VarietyPratt said he worked with filmmakers to make his performance “phenomenal” and that Mario’s voice has been “updated.”
Pratt has also stated that he is proud of the work he has done and hopes to wow people with his performance as the iconic red Italian plumber.
“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. It is an animated voice-over narration. It is not a 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.”
Pratt’s casting as the iconic Nintendo character has received backlash from fans who criticized him for not being Italian. Illumination Studios defended their casting choices for the film, acknowledging the backlash but standing firm on the decision. It was also confirmed last year that Pratt will not be saying the iconic “it’s me, Mario” line in the film adaptation, as he continued to give vague hints as to what his Mario performance will be like.
nintendo announced the Super Mario Bros film in September 2021 during its Nintendo Direct presentation. The film will be produced by Illumination Studios, the same animation company behind My favorite villain Y minions. The film stars Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, and Jack Black as the Koopa King, Bowser.
The Super Mario Brothers is scheduled to be released in the United States on December 21, 2022