Nintendo Direct doesn’t usually reveal anything gaming-related, and Nintendo Direct mostly sticks to this routine in September 2021, with an external announcement in its lineup. Nintendo is working with Illumination, the studio behind Despicable Me and Minions, to make a full-length animated feature film for its flagship title Super Mario, which, for now, the film will take its name from.

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The main pairing of Mario and Luigi isn’t really talkative in games. Dialogue Super Mario usually falls with characters like Todd and Bowser most of the time, but in this upcoming Super Mario movie, the pair – Mario in particular – will be talking a lot. As such, Nintendo saw fit to reveal the voices behind some of the characters appearing in the film, and if the idea of ​​Mario talking Storm wasn’t bizarre enough, the man behind his voice certainly would have made it. Is.

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Chris Pratt will voice Mario in Nintendo’s upcoming Super Mario Movies. Jack Black will voice Bowser, Keegan-Michael will voice Todd, and Seth Rogen will voice Donkey Kong, whose close ties to Mario earned him a spot in the film. Mario’s usual voice actor, Charles Martinet, will voice Pratt Mario, despite appearing in the film in an unannounced surprise cameo. The currently revealed voice cast is as follows:

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    Chris Pratt as Mario

  • Anya Taylor as Peach

  • Jack Black as Bowser

  • Charlie Day as Luigi

  • Keegan-Michael Key as Todd

  • Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong

  • Various cameos as Charles Martinet

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Even with no footage or details of the film’s premise, this voice cast makes it easy enough to see what kind of tone Nintendo has planned for it. Almost all the actors prided themselves in comedic roles, with strange lady Anya Taylor queen’s gambit fame. His history leans more towards the plays, but given his peers in this film, perhaps his role as Peach will be his big comedy debut.

To say that the voice cast is interesting would be an understatement. It’s impossible to imagine Chris Pratt’s voice from Mario and claim that it sounds natural. That said, perhaps the comedic genius behind the voices will be a pleasant surprise. The bar is set too low for this Super Mario good movie, looking at the last marioThe -helmed movie was an absolute disaster. Hopefully, Nintendo will release voiced promotions for it soon.

super mario movie Will be released in North America on December 21, 2022.

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