The Super Mario movie has been one of Nintendo’s most secretive projects that we know exists.
As such, one of the biggest questions in everyone’s minds is “what will Mario sound like?” All we really know so far is that, of course, Chris Pratt is taking up the role of Mario himself, his work is “phenomenal” and that the criticism will “evaporate” once we actually hear Pratt’s performance
Right now though, Variety is bringing us an exclusive after talking to the man himself saying his voice is “unlike anything you’ve heard in the Mario world before”.
Here’s the full quote:
“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,” Pratt said. “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.”
What do you think? While we haven’t gotten any other information about the movie yet, every little bit like this can (maybe) help us be more optimistic about this project!
The Super Mario movie is scheduled for release April of 2023.
"unlike anything you’ve heard in the Mario world before."
Well of course it is, for most people Charles Martinet has been the voice of Mario for decades. Or you could say Lou Albano if you stretch to The Super Mario Bros. Super Show!
"Updated"? What is this, a remaster or a remake? It's Mario. Sorry, if I sound harsh. It sounds like PR, which it is. Nobody associated with the movie is gonna say anything negative.
The more Pratt and anyone associated with the production of this movie talk about the new voice of Mario, the more uneasy I feel. Just let us hear it in a teaser trailer.