Last year, a producer on the upcoming Super Mario movie starring Chris Pratt, came out to say that we were going to LOVE Chris’ Mario voice. Now Chris himself says that we should be hyped because his Mario voice “unlike anything you’ve heard in the Mario world.” But that doesn’t mean something good necessarily, does it? The original CGI Sonic in Sonic the Hedgehog was unlike anything seen in the Sonic world and yet it was also so terrible they re-did the whole thing, so…
Variety spoke to Chris at the premiere of his Amazon Prime Video series, The Terminal List, this past Wednesday. They also spoke to Chris about the Super Mario movie which co-stars Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong, and Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike. Variety also says that the OG Mario voice actor, Charles Martinet, will make a cameo. So the guy who goes “Ya-hoo!” and “Yoop!” and “Woo-hoo!” and “It’s-a-me, Mario!” will get to maybe do that here too.
Chris says his performance in this Mario thing will be “unlike anything you’ve heard.” According to him, Chris’ Mario interpretation has been “updated.”
“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,” Pratt said. “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.”
I laughed out loud at this tweet about it:
Jamaican Patois https://t.co/sJYIrq4iYE
— Alex Peter (@LolOverruled) June 24, 2022
Imagine! Chris’ interpretation of Mario is just Chet Hanks?
Meanwhile, Chris’ recent movie, Jurassic World Dominion, is getting trashed by critics but it still pulled in $259 million domestically. Chris says he has no plans to return to fight CGI dinosaurs after this third film… or does he?
“It seemed pretty intentional that this was just three movies,” Pratt said. “It felt like a trilogy.”
Sure, but if he wanted another Jurassic film, he could probably make it happen, right?
“I’d have to read the script,” Pratt said. “I can think of a million ways to contrive bringing Owen back, but I would want it to be authentic and real and be worthy of the story. I would say no, but I guess you can’t rule it out 1,000%.”
Girl… who is he fooling–“read the script?” Did he read the last one? Cause everybody says it’s trash so… why would the next one also being trash stop him from making it? I think he means he would need to see the “money.”