Hold on to your Cappys, Mario fans, because Chris Pratt has high expectations for his next role as Mario in Illumination’s Super Mario movie. In an interview with Variety, Pratt said her take on the famous plumber would be “unlike anything you’ve ever heard.”
“I worked very closely with the directors and tried a few things and landed on something that I’m really proud of and can’t wait for people to see and hear,” Pratt said. “It’s an animated voice-over story. It’s not a live action movie. I’m not going to wear a plumber’s suit everywhere. I’m providing a voiceover for an animated character, and it’s updated and unlike anything you’ve heard before in the Mario world.
Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri also highlights Pratt’s performance as Mario, saying, “When people hear Chris Pratt’s performance, the criticism will evaporate,” in a recent interview.
We still haven’t heard of Pratt’s take on Super Mario, but we do know the character won’t have an Italian accent.
Pratt isn’t the only A-list star in the Mario movie, as the bonkers cast also includes Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad and Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong. It will be some time before we see this star cast get the most out of Nintendo’s iconic characters, as Illumination and Nintendo have delayed the film until April 2023.
Mario Movie – The Cast So Far
In addition to Mario, Pratt is also tackling the role of Garfield for Sony Pictures’ upcoming animated movie, and the internet isn’t quite sure how to handle it. For more, you can check out our list of 40 upcoming video game adaptations.
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPplant.