Chris Pratt Earns High Praise From Mario Movie Makers Despite Initial Criticism From Fans

Published 06/21/2022, 12:30 PM EDT

Nintendo had announced a new Super Mario film eight months back. Their director, Shigeru Miyamoto, was the one to reveal this information to different parts of the world. Miyamoto also mentioned working with the Hollywood Film studio, Illumination, which casts some of the biggest celebrities in the industry like Chris Pratt.

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Initially, the studio was quite skeptical about giving Mario’s role to Chris. It is because he had an American origin while the character belonged to Italy. As a result, there would be a significant difference in the accent, ultimately affecting the originality of Mario. But now, post a few recording sessions, the producers reported being happy as they chose him for the role.

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Chris Pratt’s voice for the Super Mario film gets highly appreciated by Illumination Studios!

On June 20, 2022, DiscussingFilm’s Twitter account posted an update about the Mario film. The information mentioned Illumination studio’s director, Chris Meledandri, talking about Chris Pratt.

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He said, “Chris was cast because we felt he could give a great performance as Mario. And now that we’ve done about 15 recording sessions, and the movie is three-quarters done, I sit here and say that I love his performance as Mario.”

Meledandri spoke about this at the prestigious CineEurope event happening in Barcelona. 

Meledandri spoke about this at the prestigious CineEurope event happening in Barcelona. He also mentioned that the studio house was extremely worried about the accent affecting the Italian community. But, after the record sessions, he had a change in his opinion as he felt Pratt had done a fantastic job.

Chris Pratt and his journey in Bollywood!

Chris Pratt started his acting career by featuring in a short horror film directed by Rae Dawn Chong. She cast him in the movie as she considered him to have immense potential. As a result, he bagged several movie offers in the next few years. From starring in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy to leading the Jurassic Park franchise, Chris has done it all. He was also a part of Avengers Endgame, a film that made millions of money worldwide. Looking at his massive success, Illumination studios cast him for Mario’s voiceover for their upcoming film.

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Nintendo had previously announced Super Mario’s release to be in December 2021. But later, they put out dedicated posts, shifting its date to late 2023.

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What are your thoughts about Pratt in the role of Mario? Are you looking forward to the Mario film? Let us know in the comments below.

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Atharv Phadke

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Atharv is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Journalism from Mumbai University, Atharv has a keen eye for writing engaging content. He enjoys all kinds of games but thoroughly follows FPS games such as Call of Duty, Apex Legends and Fortnite.

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