‘Super Mario’ movie producer says Chris Pratt’s voice will win over critics

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“I can’t wait for people to hear it”

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a producer on Super Mario The animated film has defended the casting of Chris Pratt, describing his Mario voice as “phenomenal”.

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After the film’s cast was announced in September, Pratt’s inclusion has faced doubts as to whether he would survive Mario’s original voice actor, Charles Martinet.

talking to very fab, co-creator Chris Meledandri said Pratt’s voice would win over critics and fans alike. “All I can tell you is the voice he’s doing for us, and Mario is phenomenal,” Meldandri said. “I can’t wait for people to hear it.”


He also said that the film would make a self-referential joke about Pratt’s lack of Italian accent. “We cover it in the film,” he said. “Then you’ll definitely notice that.”

Super Mario Odyssey. credit: Nintendo

The character’s famous line, “It’s a-me, Mario!”, was also described as the “not tenor” of Pratt’s performance—suggesting that it may not have been performed much.

Super Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto is serving as a co-producer on the film with Illumination Entertainment founder Meledandri, whose previous works include despicable Me And the secret life of pets,

Along with Pratt, the cast includes Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, and Keegan-Michael Key as Todd.

Other additions include Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek, and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike. The film will also feature a cameo from Martinet, who voices Mario, Luigi, Wario and other characters. Super Mario world since 1990.


Pratt has a history with animated films, providing the voice of Emmett Brickowski the LEGO movie, He is also set to voice Garfield in a new animation.

NS Super Mario The film will be directed by Aaron Howarth and Michael Jellenik from a screenplay written by Matthew Fogel (The Lego Movie 2: Part II, Minions: The Rise of Gru,

currently untitled Super Mario The film is scheduled to release on December 21, 2022.

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