Illumination’s upcoming animated Mario movie was recently delayed until next spring. Perhaps the biggest downside to the news is that we’ll have to go a little longer to hear what Chris Pratt’s Mario voice sounds like. today, type Catch up with Pratt to ask about the film, and the actor described his take on Mario as “unlike anything you’ve heard in the Mario universe before.”
For those who don’t know, Pratt plays Mario in the movie, and the biggest buzz in the movie is centered on his voice. Some have expressed concerns that non-Italians are playing Italian characters and that the sound may be offensive, while the film’s co-producers described Platt’s performance as “phenomenal.”
and typePlatt discusses how to experiment with sound and work closely with the director to find the unique Mario he’s proud of, saying in part “It’s an animated voiceover narrative. It’s not a live-action movie. I’m not going to be wearing a plumbing suit. Running around. I’m voicing an animated character that’s been updated to be unlike anything you’ve heard in Mario World before.”
Whatever Platt sounds like, Nintendo is reportedly happy with the film, which is said to be mostly done last November, so Illumination must have gotten it right. The Mario movie is scheduled to premiere in US theaters on April 7. In addition to Chris Pratt’s Mario, the cast includes Charlie Day (Luigi), Anya Taylor-Joy (Peach), Jack Black (Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key (Toad)) and Seth Rogen (Donkey Kong).