Many were skeptical when they first heard that Chris Pratt would be voicing the iconic character of Mario in the upcoming Nintendo film The Super Mario Bros. Movie. That skepticism remains today, but morbid curiosity has many waiting in anticipation to finally hear the actor’s attempt at the classic Mario voice to determine whether or not it will be the train wreck they imagine. With less than two days until the teaser trailer for the yet-to-be-titled film drops, people are going mad on Twitter.
The film has an interesting cast of comedic actors – well you didn’t expect it to be a drama now did you? Alongside Pratt is Jack Black playing the villainous Bowser, Seth Rogan as Donkey Kong, and Charlie Day as Luigi, probably the only one in the cast to claim any Italian heritage. Joining them is also Anna Taylor-Joy and Princess Peach and Michael Keegan as Toad. Casting Pratt as Mario had many raising an eyebrow as they simply cannot imagine the Guardians of the Galaxy actor in the role.
In a tweet posted by the actor almost a full year ago he “teased” his Mario voice, which was of course a joke to throw us all off, for better or for worse the actor wanted us to sweat it out for a year. Without any knowledge as to how Pratt will pull off the high-pitched, over-the-top Italian accent, many are anxiously awaiting the trailer release.
Though fans are blown away by the poster, it is a bittersweet feeling.
Though the poster has given some a flicker of hope since the news Pratt would play the iconic plumber.
Maybe not enough for everyone though.
Some are imagining the coming day as some sort of cataclysmic event.
This user feels like hearing Pratt’s Mario voice is just one more tragic thing to add to the already bleak world.
Some are already theorising that the actor won’t even stick with the voice throughout and it will be a complete fob off.
But not to worry, Jack Black is also in it, and for some that might be enough to redeem the film overall.
Fears may be confirmed or surprise relief may be had when the trailer is released on Oct. 6. No doubt Twitter will once again be flooded by comments of all kinds on the day and the topic will doubtless be trending. The film is scheduled for release on April 7, 2023.