Internet Loses Its Mind Over Chris Pratt Being Cast As Mario The Italian Plumber In Upcoming Movie

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Christopher Michael Pratt, a 42-year-old from Minnesota of Norweigan descent, has been cast as the voice of Mario in an upcoming animated movie from Nintendo and Despicable Me studio Illumination. Now, to be clear, just in case your broken brain started going down that route: no, I’m not advocating for any sort of controversy around Pratt being cast as Mario. Who gives a damn? I just find the idea of Chris Pratt, a.k.a. Andy Dwyer, a.k.a Star-Lord, a.k.a whatever his name is in the Jurassic World franchise, slinging “It’s-a me-a, Mario!” around in a 90-minute movie to be, frankly, hilarious. Do you think he had to audition for the role and churn out a few “It’s-a me-a!” for a room full of studio execs who had lightbulbs illuminate over their head as they realized, “Yup! That’s our Mario!”

Naturally, it should come as no surprise that Twitter seems to agree with me, as movie fans basically lost their minds over the news that Pratt was voicing Mario. In addition to Pratt, the voice cast is as follows: Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek, and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike. All things considered, that’s a pretty fun cast! I know we’re all having fun making Chris Pratt jokes, but there’s no point in lying to y’all: I will watch this movie, likely whilst being very stoned.

At this time, The Super Mario Bros. Animated Film — I doubt that’s its real title but that’s how Nintendo marketed it in their announcement — is scheduled to hit theaters in the United States on December 21, 2022.

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