The video game video has seen the resurrection lately, between the recent Mortal Kombat adaptation, Sonic the Hedgehog and Tomb Raider. And there are more than where it came from. One of the upcoming films based on video games will be the Super Mario Entertainment Animation Film Illumination and this week gathered. Chris Pratt will play Mario, Charlie Day will Luigi, Jack Black will Bowser, Seth Rogen will become Kong’s donkey and Anya Taylor-Joy will play Princess Peach, just for a few names. With news, several movie stars have reacted to their new roles.
When Chris Pratt was announced as Mario, it was filled with a little uncertainty from fans, some of them immediately campaigned for Danny Devito instead. Even so, Pratt goes down to Instagram to share sweet reasons why Mario is the role of his dream. In his words: “So when I was a kid, I lived in Lake Stevens, Washington and there was this coin-operated laundromat near my house and it had Super Mario Bros, the original arcade game. Oh, I loved that game. I never had a quarter it felt like. I’d either steal them from the wishing well [laughs], you know? That’s wild. It just dawned on me right now that the quarter I stole out of the wishing well to play Super Mario Bros has come true that I get to be the voice of Mario, but I clearly stole someone else’s wish… so just waiting for that row of karma dominoes to come crashing down on me. But as it is right now, it’s-a mee, a-Mario! That’s not the voice, you’ll have to wait to hear the voice, but we’ve been working hard at it and I’m really excited to announce that I’m going to be the voice of that video game that I dreamed about playing as a kid. Dreams come true.“
Like the casting or not, Chris Pratt definitely seems passionate about playing the mustachioed video game hero. He shared that it was a favorite game of his growing up and he’d steal quarters from a wishing well just to play it. While speaking about it, he realized that he might have some bad karma rolling his way now that its powers have perhaps created this opportunity, but in the meantime he’s excited to bring his own spin on the role.
Pratt by joking said Mario’s most popular phrase in the video, before a promising fan was not the sound he would use for the film Super Mario Bros.. Costar, Anya Taylor-Joy, has Nabbing a role after the role at the end-role, like Queen’s Gambit and immediately plays Furosa in the Mad Max Max Mad spin-off movie.
It’s short and sweet. Taylor-Joy simply said “here we goooo,” posting a side-by-side image of herself in pink with the video game heroine. Also joining the cast is Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong and Charles Martinet, the original voice of Mario will be making some “special cameos” throughout the movie.