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Entertainment: Super Mario movie producer defends casting Chris Pratt

After Mario, Chris Pratt Is Now Set To Voice Another Iconic Character

  After Mario, Chris Pratt Is Now Set To Voice Another Iconic Character After landing one of the leads in Super Mario Bros, Chris Pratt has landed yet another iconic animated character for his voice-over resume.As previously reported several years ago, the action in this Garfield adventure is going to be animated, thanks to production company Alcon Entertainment. However, as The Hollywood Reporter has announced, worldwide distributor Sony Pictures has just jumped on board to take the fat orange cat out for a spin, with Pratt scoring another voice role after previous efforts like The LEGO Movie duology and Disney/Pixar’s Onward.

Chris Pratt's casting as Mario in the upcoming animated movie certainly caused a stir when it was first announced – and now producer Chris Meledandri has responded.

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"All I can tell you is the voice that he's doing for us, and Mario, is phenomenal," he told Too Fab. "Yeah, I can't wait for people to hear it."

This isn't his first time at the voice acting rodeo – he's previously appeared in animated movies like The LEGO Movie and Onward, but some people questioned the decision to cast someone who isn't Italian in the role of Mario.

Meledandri added: "As an Italian American myself, I understand. You know, I understand the comments. Charlie Day, who's playing Luigi, actually comes from Italian heritage. Yeah, so that's our nod."

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  Chris Pratt calls Katherine Schwarzenegger his 'greatest treasure' Chris Pratt has gushed about his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger and hailed her as his "greatest treasure".The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy” actor posted an ode to his wife - who is the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver- as he revealed just how much the mother of his 12-month-old daughter Lyla means to him.

Alongside Pratt and Day, the movie's voice cast also includes Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, and Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong.

Meledandri also insisted that Pratt will not be doing a heavy Italian accent, saying: "We cover it in the movie, so you'll see we definitely nod to that."

Mario isn't the actor's only upcoming foray into voice acting – he's also set to voice Garfield, the iconic orange cat, in a new movie. Pratt can next be seen (as well as heard) in Jurassic World 3, and he also has Thor: Love and Thunder and Guardians of the Galaxy 3 on the way, in which he'll reprise his role as Star-Lord, as well as the Prime Video series The Terminal List.

While we wait for the Super Mario movie to arrive on the big screen on December 21, 2022, check out our list of the best video game movies of all time.

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