— Updated on 16 December 2022

The Internet Roasts Chris Pratt’s Accent In Super Mario Bros Movie Trailer

— Updated on 16 December 2022
Garry Lu
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Garry Lu

The Super Mario Bros Movie trailer officially premiered in the early hours of this morning and people have thoughts. Particularly about the accent – or rather lack of accent – Chris Pratt has decided to run with as the titular Mario.

The unveiling of Pratt’s Mario voice has been the subject of meme-ry since the announcement of his casting, which caused some backlash given Charles Martinet himself was overlooked to portray the Italian plumber he brought to life across decades worth of video games. And suffice it to say, the jokes haven’t/probably won’t stop coming.

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The Internet Roasts Chris Pratt's Accent In Super Mario Bros Movie Trailer

What makes this entire ordeal even funnier is the following excerpt from an interview conducted by Variety back in June…

According to Chris Pratt, his voice performance as Mario in the upcoming feature adaptation of the Super Mario Bro. video game will be “unlike anything you’ve heard.”

“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,” said Chris Pratt.

“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.”

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Here’s what the current temperature is like vis-a-vis Chris Pratt’s Mario:

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Chris Pratt is joined by Charlie Day as Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, Sebastian Maniscalco as Forearm Spike, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek, with Charles Martinet appearing for an undisclosed cameo.

Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic (Teen Titans Go!) have directed this latest adaptation with the screenplay accomplished by Matthew Fogel.

The Super Mario Bros Movie is scheduled to hit theatres on April 7th of 2023 – check out the first trailer above.

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After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]

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