Chris Pratt talks about playing Mario sounds like he has big plans for the Nintendo character’s voice

Last September, roughly four years after Illumination Entertainment’s Untitled Mario The film was announced to the public, the voice cast of the cartoon was revealed, with Chris Pratt leading the charge as the man himself, Mario!! We’re a little under a year away from hearing what Pratt will sound like as a popular Nintendo character, but this Guardians of the Galaxy star has commented more on his upcoming singing role, teasing how it will contrast with the voices we’ve heard in Mario-centric projects over the years.

It’s no secret that after Chris Pratt’s Mario casting was announced, many fans expressed their confusion as to why he was chosen for the role, and some even lobbied for Danny DeVito to voice the role instead. While speaking to Variety, Pratt opened up about how he put a lot of work into the Mario Filmmakers to figure out this “updated” Mario voice that says:

I worked very closely with the directors and tried a few things and ended up with something that I’m really proud of and can’t wait for people to see and hear. It’s an animated voiceover narration. It’s not a live action film. I will not wear a plumber’s suit that runs everywhere. I’m providing a voice for an animated character, and it’s updated and unlike anything you’ve heard before in the Mario world.

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