Always wanted to hear the voice of Chris Pratt, the famous Italian plumber Mario from Nintendo? Or maybe the voice of Seth Rogen. . . Donkey Kong? How about Jack Black as one of the most iconic video game villains of all time, despite having very few actual lines?
Well your wish has been granted even though the princess is in another castle. The cast of the next cartoon super mario bros movie (which I’ve never heard of before) is quite resplendent with popular talent. A star-studded cast, as they say in showbiz.
Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Seth Rogen, Jack Black, these are just a few of the famous people who will face iconic video game characters from our youth (and middle age) in the upcoming animated film. creators of To sing and Despicable Me.
Nintendo’s most famous video game is going to the big leagues or at least the big screens, assuming the theater business survives for the next 15 months.
Here’s who’s who in the Mario movie:
- Chris Pratt (guardians of the galaxy) will play Mario
- Charlie’s Day (It’s always nice in Philadelphia) will play Luigi
The princess and her entourage
- Anya Taylor-Joy (Queen’s Gambit) will play Princess Peach
- Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peel) will play the toad
- Jack Black (Rock school) will play Bowser
- Kevin Michael Richardson (a distinctly deep voice) will play Kamek
- Sébastien Maniscalco (Wikipedia lists it in an “Untitled Mario Film”) will play Spike.
The Kongs (I guess a former Mario villain when you think about it)
The film, from Illumination, is distributed by Universal Pictures and is co-funded by Universal and Nintendo according to the report.
The film is produced by Chris Meledandri and Shigeru Miyamoto, with Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic (who both worked on Teen Titans Go!) direction.
Matthew Fogel, who wrote The Lego movie 2: part two, is writing the script.
The only real question is, will this movie hold even a single candle compared to the live-action / animated TV series? The Super Mario Bros Show!?
Only time will tell.
The film is scheduled to hit theaters on December 21, 2022. Tip: Variety.
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