Mario Film co-producer Chris Meledandri has suggested that Chris Pratt’s performance as the main character does not use Mario’s usual accent and that his chosen voice be “phenomenal”.
Speak with TooFabAsked about the divisive cast choice, Meledandri replied, “All I can tell you is the voice he does for us in Mario is phenomenal. Yeah, I can’t wait for people to hear it.”
In relation to this performance, he suggested that Mario’s normal tonality may not be what we should expect: “We cover [that accent] in the movie, so you’ll see that we definitely agree – but that’s not the tenor of the performance throughout the movie. “
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When asked how Pratt was asked to play a character traditionally portrayed as Italian, Meledandri said, “Well, as an Italian-American, I get that. You know, I get the comments. Charlie Day who plays Luigi actually comes from Italian heritage. Yeah, so that’s our nod. “
Pratt starred alongside Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, 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 foreman Spike . The Mario video game voice actor Charles Martinet will appear in at least one cameo role.
The animated film, which will be created by Despicable Me Studio Illumination, is slated to hit theaters on December 21, 2022. The project was originally announced in 2018, with both Illumination CEO Chris Meledandri and Super Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto employed as producers.
Nintendo is also exploring animation projects beyond Super Mario, and early reports suggest Seth Rogen might get his own Donkey Kong movie.
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