Criticized for his casting choices, the Mario producer defends Chris Pratt’s performance in the animated film. “He is doing a phenomenal job!”, We are reassured.
It’s a long-term project for Universal and Illumination. But after years of development, the animated film Mario follows his little man on his way. Behind the scenes, all the creative teams are working hard to make sure it is ready on time.
During an interview, producer Chris Meledandri also wanted to defend the casting choices. The announcement of Chris Pratt’s involvement in the project was, indeed, far from delighting early fans. But the producer has an answer for all his detractors.
“Well, being Italian-American myself, I understand. You know, I understand all the comments. All I can tell you is that it does a phenomenal job. I can’t wait for people to hear it. Charlie Day, who plays Luigi, has an Italian heritage. Yes, that’s our nod. ”
The animated film will also not lack reference to the video game saga. We should hear the famous “It’s a me, Mario!” several times, even if “This is not the main tenor of the performance throughout the film”. No risk of overdose therefore… Chris Pratt will not be the only one aboard this boat leaving for the universe imagined by Shigeru Miyamoto. He will give the reply to Anya Taylor-Joy (Peach), Jack Black (Bowser), Seth Rogen (Donkey Kong) and Keegan-Michel Key (Toad).
This animated film by the creators of Me ugly and nasty and All on stage is due to invade our cinemas on December 21, 2022. In view of the popularity of the license around the world, there is no doubt that many spectators will be in theaters, especially as the end-of-year celebrations approach.
Still, the saga has not always had the exploitation it deserves on the big screen. We remember the live action feature film Super mario bros released in 1993. Even today, the film directed by Parker Bennett and Terry Runte is the object of laughter from license fans. Hopefully this new adaptation will not meet the same fate.