After a brief foray into cinema in the 90s and a few cameos beyond the world of gaming, ‘Super Mario’ is finally getting an animated and the star-studded cast of A-list celebrities has got the internet going wild. The surprise announcement by Nintendo revealed Chris Pratt as the voice of the beloved Italian plumber.
'It's a-me, Mario' 🛠
Chris Pratt says the line, but we'll 'have to wait to hear the voice' that he's been 'working hard' on
— Fandom (@getFANDOM) September 24, 2021
Other notable castings include Charlie Day as Mario’s brother Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Jack Black as the villainous Bowser and the hilarious Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong.
Naturally, this sent Twitter into a frenzy, with hundreds of people calling out whoever was responsible for not casting a single Italian in a movie about a pair of danger-prone Italian plumbers. Others were quick to share their disappointment in the fact that Robert DeNiro and Danny DeVito are not playing Mario and Luigi.
the people behind the super mario bros. movie have gaba’d their last gool pic.twitter.com/gJJGjoftYQ
— sabrina ramirez (@sabrinaxmonica) September 24, 2021
What do you think of this cast?