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Chris Pratt Will Voice Mario For New Super Mario Bros. Movie

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Chris Pratt Will Voice Mario For New Super Mario Bros. Movie

A new Super Mario Bros. movie has been announced by Nintendo and people are certainly divided over the casting.

Chris Pratt will be taking the lead character and will voice Mario for the animated film.

The American will certainly have to dial into the Italian accent to accurately portray the iconic plumber.

What's even more bizarre is that Charles Martinet, who was the original voice actor for Mario, Luigi, Waluigi and Wario, will be in the film and yet he won't be taking on the main character.

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Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen's Gambit) will be voicing Princess Peach, while Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaI) will be taking on Mario's brother and partner-in-crime Luigi.

This trio will be joined by Jack Black, who will take on Bowser, Seth Rogen, who's been cast as Donkey Kong, Keegan-Michael Key, who will voice Toad, and Fred Armisen, who will portray Cranky Kong.

Sadly for those fans of other Super Mario Bros. characters like Wario and Waluigi, they don't look like they'll be making an appearance.

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The film, which is due for release on December 21 next year, is being animated by company Illumination, who were the brains behind The Lego Movie, Minions and Despicable Me.

Illumination's Chris Meledandri said about the project: "Mario and Luigi are two of the most beloved heroes in all of popular culture, and we are honored to have the unique opportunity to work so closely with Shigeru Miyamoto and the widely imaginative team at Nintendo to bring these characters to life in an animated movie, unlike any film Illumination has made to date."

Let's just hope it's better than the disastrous 1993 film about Mario and Luigi.

Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Super Mario Bros., Chris Pratt, Mario

Stewart Perrie
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