Chris Pratt joins Nintendo Universe: April Fool’s Prank Before the Super Mario Bros. Movie Release Has Fans Elated

Published 04/02/2023, 9:40 AM EDT

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The Super Mario Bros. movie is hitting the theaters this week. This iconic Mario game has managed to be a part of so many people’s childhoods. A whole generation grew up playing the Super Mario Bros. game. 

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Fans are already excited to witness how their favorite actors, Chris Pratt, Charlie Day, and Jack Black, are going to portray their favorite characters. Well, IGN had one more surprise lined up for fans before the release of the movie.

Voices from the Mario movie are coming to Mario games

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The star-studded cast of the Super Mario Bros. Movie is joining the Nintendo gaming family as well. The actors are going to be voicing their characters from the movie for the Nintendo games. They are joining the Mario titles through Nintendo Switch Online. This was looking like an official announcement from IGN’s YouTube channel up until they started to showcase the audio demos from the actors.

The fans started to get a bit skeptical after they heard Chris Pratt’s voiceover, but it was confirmed this was an April Fool’s joke once they heard the voice of Toad. Voiced by the famous comedian Keegan-Michael Key, Toad spoke from a famous skit done by Key acting as a substitute teacher. Fans have taken this video in good fun stating IGN always delivers on April Fools’ day.

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Chris Pratt and Charlie Day share how the Super Mario Bros. Movie made them cool dads

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Pratt and Day shared their experience of becoming their children’s heroes thanks to the movie. “We’re cool again,” said Day, “We’re back into cool dad’s status.” Charlie Day’s 11-year-old boy was especially elated to hear his dad being cast as Luigi.  

Pratt said his 10-year-old son was happy he got cast in the Mario movie but is a bigger fan of Luigi than Pratt’s character Mario. “Like he plays Smash Brothers, and he’s like, ‘Dad, I own at Smash, I own everybody at Smash. And I’m Luigi. I think Luigi is a better player,’” Pratt said, “So he’s always kind of leaning against the characters that I play!” This is a similar incident for Pratt, as his son loves Captain America more than his character in the MCU.

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Fans are excited to see how these two actors have embodied their characters in the new Mario movie. They will surely have a treat watching their childhood classic game on the big screens. 

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Ajitesh Rawat

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Ajitesh Rawat is an up-and-coming eSports writer at EssentiallySports. An avid gamer himself, Ajitesh grew up just like the majority of the gamers out there by simply falling in love with Need for Speed and Grand Theft Auto. He likes to dive into these vast imaginative worlds and experience the fun himself.
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