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Chris Meledandri, the co-producer of the upcoming Super Mario movie and boss of Illumination, has commented on the decision to cast Chris Pratt.

Some were surprised by the casting choices when the news was shared in September. Pratt landed the leading role as Mario himself. According to Meledandri, the actor’s voice in the film is “phenomenal”.

As was announced yesterday, Chris Pratt is playing the role of Mario in the upcoming Super Mario movie. Pratt took to Instagram shortly after to talk about landing the job.

His words are as follows:

During today’s Nintendo Direct, Shigeru Miyamoto stopped by to share an update on the Super Mario movie. It’s confirmed to debut on December 21, 2022.

Initial cast is as follows:

Teen Titans Go! producers Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic will be directing the Super Mario movie from Illumination, according to an animator working on the film. The staffer has that information listed on his LinkedIn profile. However, there’s been no official announcement just yet.

Both have worked on a number of different animated television shows. Jelenic’s credits include Jackie Chan Adventures, The Batman, and Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Horvath previously contributed to Yin Yang Yo!, El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera, and Mad.