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Chris Pratt has again commented on voicing Mario in the upcoming animated movie, stating he’s delivering a performance “unlike anything you’ve heard in the Mario world before”.

Pratt told Variety:

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In an interview with Variety, Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri defended the decision to have Chris Pratt play the role of Mario in the upcoming Super Mario animated movie.

Some have felt that it was the wrong move given how Pratt isn’t Italian. However, Meledandri believes strongly in his performance.

The Mario movie is coming out next year and while very little is known about it, its delay in April hasn’t given Nintendo fans a lot of confidence in the production. Of course, it’s too early to tell if it will be a good movie or not, but what is interesting to discuss is what other Nintendo properties would be good movies.

When we consider this, it’s fair to ask – what makes a “good” movie? Is it the plot, memorable characters, an amazing soundtrack, or lots of Morbin’? I would say all that helps (especially the Morbin’), but when it comes to conceptualizing a movie from a video game, there’s a greater thing to consider: how does the core premise fits into a cinematic wrapper?

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Charlie Day appeared on one of the latest episodes of Jimmy Kimmel Live and was asked about being involved with the upcoming Super Mario animated movie in which the actor is playing Luigi. Unfortunately, he couldn’t say a whole lot. 

According to Day, the movie is “top secret”. It also looks like he’s currently in the recording process as he had recorded lines that morning. Other than that, we learn that the actors are recording individually rather than together in a group.

The full exchange between Day and Kimmel regarding his involvement in the Super Mario Bros. movie as Luigi is as follows:

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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”.

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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:

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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.


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