Many have wondered how Chris Pratt’s Mario will sound in the near future Super Mario Bros. movie. And while that voice has not been revealed to the public, Pratt claimed it will be “unlike anything you’ve heard.”
The actor talked about this “updated” voice to Variety. He said he was proud of his rendition after working with the instructors to find out what worked and what did not.
“I worked really closely with the instructors and tried a few things and landed on something that I’m really proud of and can’t wait for people to see and hear,” he said. ‘It’s an animated voiceover tale. It’s not a live-action movie. I’m not going to wear a plumber suit all over. I give a voice to an animated character, and it’s up to date and unlike anything you’ve heard in the Mario world before. “
Co-producer Chris Meledandri recently told TooFab that this mysterious voice will not be the stereotypical Italian accent, but said it will be covered in the film. He too recently defended the casting Pratt, who is not Italian, as Mario. It may be a while before this voice is also officially revealed as it is the film was delayed until 2023.
Together with Pratt, the rest of the cast includes Charlie Day as Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike (which previously announced). Mario’s traditional voice actor, Charles Martinet, will also be involved and have “surprise images in the film.”
The creator of Mario, Shigeru Miyamoto, will be producing the film with Illumination’s Chris Meledandri.