Hang onto your Cappys, Mario fans, as Chris Pratt is setting high expectations for his upcoming role as Mario in Illumination’s Super Mario movie. In an interview with Variety, Pratt said his take on the famous plumber will be “unlike anything you’ve ever heard.”
“I worked really closely with the directors and trying out 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 voiceover narrative. It’s not a live-action movie. I’m not gonna be wearing a plumber suit running all over. I’m providing a voice for an animated character, and it is updated and unlike anything you’ve heard in the Mario world before.”
Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri is also hyping up 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 even a peep of Pratt’s take on Super Mario, but we do know the character won’t have an Italian accent.
Pratt’s not 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’ll be a while until we see this all-star cast take their best shot at Nintendo’s iconic characters, as Illumination and Nintendo delayed the movie to April 2023.
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In addition to Mario, Pratt is also tackling the role of Garfield for Sony Pictures’ upcoming animated movie, and the internet doesn’t quite know 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 @LoganJPlant.