Chris Pratt Speaks Out About Playing Mario, Sounds Like Has Has Big Plans For The Nintendo Character’s Voice

Last September, roughly four years after Illumination Entertainment’s untitled Mario movie was announced to the public, the animated feature’s voice cast was revealed, with Chris Pratt leading the charge as the man himself, Mario! We’re a little under a year away from hearing how Pratt will sound as the popular Nintendo character, but the Guardians of the Galaxy star has commented more about his upcoming vocal role, teasing how it will stand out amongst the voices we’ve heard in Mario-centric projects over the years.

It’s no secret that after Chris Pratt’s Mario casting was announced, many fans expressed confusion over why he was picked for the role, and some even campaigned for Danny DeVito to voice the character instead. While speaking with Variety, Pratt talked about how he’s put in a lot of work with the Mario filmmakers to figure out this “updated” Mario voice, saying:

I worked really closely with the directors and trying out a few things and landed on something that I’m really proud of and can’t wait for people to see and hear. It’s an animated voiceover narrative. It’s not a live-action movie. I’m not gonna be wearing a plumber suit running all over. I’m providing a voice for an animated character, and it is updated and unlike anything you’ve heard in the Mario world before.

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