when Chris Pratt Teasing his soon-to-be game’s most iconic character, Mario, he called it “unlike anything you’ve ever heard in the Mario universe before.” Charles Martinet, who has voiced Mario and Luigi since 1992, is clearly not going to be an inspiration.
Fans have been baffled for months about how Pratt rose from silly Park and Rec roles to superhero status in films like Guardians of the Galaxy — how he’ll deal with an Italian-accented plumber . After Nintendo dropped the film’s first trailer today, the answer is…as Chris Pratt.
“What’s this place?” Pratt Mario — who can use his tone to refer to anything from a dinosaur park to the most abandoned bathroom at a concert — as he examines an overgrown bathroom In the field of mushrooms, he exclaimed loudly.Soon after, we hear him announce “Mushroom Kingdom, here we come!” Under what circumstances his actual Mario accent – a bit of a parody of your local Brooklyn Intertell yelling that he’s walking.
Mario’s voice reveal is certainly a reason to tune into today’s trailer. Ever since the news broke that Pratt and Jack Black as Boswell, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong and Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Nintendo fans have been hyping it up for what most of us have known since childhood role dubbing. “I worked closely with the directors, tried a few things, and finally found something I’m really proud of and can’t wait for people to see and hear,” Pratt told Variety. Again…it’s just Chris Pratt, the average guy, in a movie where there’s at least a little bit of whimsy in other people’s voices.
Fans are already grieving the loss of Mario’s ass this week, but hear me out: The sheer brutality, the absolute troll of this reveal, is
the most interesting best results. Pratt’s Mario, who yells “Mamma Mia” in an early ’90s Italian accent, probably isn’t as glamorous after an hour and a half in surround sound.
Good news and bad news here: Blake’s first words as Bowser sound appropriately gritty and menacing for King Cooper. But if Platt has any hints about the Mario Bros. voice, get ready for the upcoming Charlie Day-voiced Luigi Scream as we get to see the end of the trailer.