Yes, you’ve read that right. Chris Pratt will be voicing the iconic role of Super Mario in the upcoming Super Mario Bros animated movie. Indeed. Nintendo announced the cast of the Super Mario Bros just recently and it threw the gaming community (and every Italian out there) in a frenzy.
Needless to say. The internet had a lot to say about it. But this is not my first article featuring the Hollywood heartthrob. Oh no. Just last year I devoted two separate articles about two of his most biggest hits. Jurassic World (here) and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (here).
Yes, despite the flaws I still love those movies and I will defend them as long as I live. But that’s not why I’m here. I’m here about his new role. And his new movie. You may have heard of it.
Yes, Chris Pratt Is Super Mario! For Real!
However, alongside Chris in the role of the jolly plumber, the fans can expect Anya Taylor-Joy in the role of Peach. Not to mention Charlie Day in the role of Mario’s brother Luigi. Furthermore Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, and Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong. Additionally, Kevin Michael Richardson will voice Kamek, Fred Armisen will voice Cranky Kong. Oh, and Sebastian Maniscalco will voice Foreman Spike.
The longtime Mario voice actor Charles Martinet will have a cameo role as well, and the designated directors of the movie are Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic. Super Mario Bros. is scheduled to hit theaters on December 21, 2022, but this is not the first movie adaptation of the popular video game. There’s also a 1993 live-action adventure Super Mario Bros. movie with Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo in the lead roles. And is today considered a real commercial and critical flop.
Chris Pratt, Super Mario And The Memes That Came Along With Them
Oh and the controversy as well. But much like with everything else in this world (politics, the pandemics and everything in between), the internet had a lot to say about this casting decision. Some applaud it, while some heavily criticize it. As Chris Pratt is not even remotely Italian. But then again, neither is Charlie Day. And yes, plenty of the fans see this decision as cultural appropriation, but hey… Bob Hoskins and John Leguizamo weren’t Italian either. But Chris (thanks to Instagram) assured everyone that he’s working hard on the voice, accent and everything else, so who knows. This might turn out great. I guess we’ll find out at the end of 2022.
The Very Best From Chris Pratt: Movies, TV And Video Games
Yes, Super Mario is Chris Pratt’s latest role, and we can’t wait for it. But what came before this iconic role for Chris Pratt? Let’s take a trip down memory lane and look back at some of his finest projects. On TV, Movies and of course in the video game industry. For Chris, 2009 was a big year in his career. It was the year he came into our lives (and TV sets) with Parks And Recreation. He made a name for himself by playing aloof, slacker characters, and Andy Dwyer is probably the best from that decade. He also starred in 2 episodes from Ben 10: Ultimate Alien. But he also repeated that role (Cooper Daniels) in the Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destructiongame.
Cool fact: Ben 10 and Ben 10: Power Trip are available for purchase here at IndieGala and here. Just check them out here and let them take you back to your childhood.
But since 2009 he has starred in plenty of acclaimed movies as well. From Aaron Sorkin’s Moneyball to Kathryn Bigelow’s Oscar-winning movie Zero Dark Thirty. And yes, he had a small but significant role in Spike Jonze’s Her. Another great movie that just happens to be an Oscar winner too. But it was 2014 that was a true breakout year for Chris. In that year he did Lego Movie and Guardians Of The Galaxy.
From LEGO Movie To Jurassic World: A Nice Selection For The Fans
And as you can probably tell, we do have plenty of LEGO Video Games here at IndieGala. To go with Chris’s LEGO Movie of course. From LEGO Star Wars (available here) to LEGO Indiana Jones (available here). And anything else your heart desires. Just click here and take your pick.
But going back to the Jurassic World theme, yes. You are correct to assume that we have a bunch of great Jurassic World games as well. Just click here and enjoy. After all, the Jurassic World movies are one of Chris Pratt’s biggest box office hits today. And a third one Jurassic World: Dominion is on the way too. Yes, you can expect it to arrive in theaters in the summer of 2022 with Colin Trevorrow back in the director’s chair. It’s gonna be goon I can tell. Why? Well, besides the regular cast, Campbell Scott is a great addition to the trilogy and you’ve guessed it. Sam Neil and Laura Dern are making a comeback to the franchise as well.
What’s Next For Chris Pratt? Besides Super Mario?
Well in 2021, the fans got the pleasure to see Chris in Tomorrow’s War. A Science Fiction movie in which he had Yvonne Strahovski as a leading lady. But for 2022 he’ll appear in the third installment from the Jurassic World film franchise. The title is Jurassic World: Dominion and the fans are already psyched about it. However, he’ll appear in Thor: Love and Thunder as well. As his usual Peter Quill/Star-Lord character that is. With Taika Waititi behind the camera, Thor: Love and Thunder is a long-awaited project for the MCU fans as well. He’ll also appear in 2 episodes of the upcoming TV show The Terminal List. But at the same time, it’s good to get excited about Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Yeah, the James Gunn movie will hit theaters in 2023, but it’s good to announce it from now. Don’t you think?
But Is Chris The Right Choice For Super Mario?
Probably. He’s charismatic, he’s talented and probably can pull off all sorts of accents. I can’t blame him for not trying. Hey, he even posted an Instagram video of him practicing Super Mario. So, before you judge him and accuse him of cultural appropriation, take a moment and look back at his previous work. He’s one of the most talented actors in Hollywood. And coincidentally he’s the Terminator’s son-in-law now. So, yeah. I think he’ll be fine. What do you think? Let us know in the comment section. We’d love to know all about it.