Chris Pratt Will Voice Mario In Super Mario Bros. Movie
It’s been a huge week of Nintendo news. Nintendo Direct brought us games, updates and movie announcements. But one of the biggest surprises to come from the event was news that a new Super Mario Bros. movie is being put into production.
The film will be animated, with a massive lineup of stars performing the voice acting roles. Chris Pratt has received the nod to give life to Mario. The rest of the cast list is as follows:
Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach
Charlie Day as Luigi
Jack Black as Bowser
Keegan-Michael Key as Toad
Seth Rogan as Donkey Kong
Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek
Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong
Sebastian Maniscalco as Foreman Spike
Super Mario Bros., being developed by Universal Studios, is scheduled to release in theatres on December 21, 2022. Thus far, the project has been 3 years in the making, with the film first being announced back in 2018.
It will be the first time a Super Mario Bros. feature film has been attempted since the 1993 live-action adaptation. That film, featuring some of the freakiest looking characters you’ll ever see, was considered a failure at the time. In the years since, it’s developed an underground status for being so bad, it’s good.