Many have wondered what Chris Pratt’s Mario will sound like in the near future Super Mario Bros. movie. And while that voice has not been revealed to the public, Pratt claimed it will be “contrary to anything you’ve heard.”
The actor spoke about this “updated” voice to Variety. He said he was proud of his portrayal after working with the directors to find out what worked and what didn’t.
“I worked very closely with the directors and tried a few things and came up with something that I’m really proud of and I can’t wait for people to see and hear it,” he 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 giving a voice to an animated character, and it’s updated and unlike anything you’ve heard before in the Mario world.”
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Co-producer Chris Meledandri recently told TooFab that this mysterious voice won’t be the stereotypical Italian accent, but said that will be covered in the film. He also recently championed casting Pratt, who is not Italian, as Mario. It may be some time before this voice is also officially revealed, as the film was delayed until 2023.
In addition to Pratt, the rest of the cast includes Charlie Day as Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike (who was previously announced). Mario’s traditional voice actor, Charles Martinet, will also be involved and will have “surprising cameos in the film.”
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Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto will co-produce the film with Illumination’s Chris Meledandri.