Everyone cannot stop talking about the cast of the upcoming Super Mario Bros movie. That’s right, they’re making a new film based off of the iconic video game series, and you’re not going to believe who is starring in it! For those who missed it, news recently hit the web that Nintendo was partnering with Illumination Entertainment — the animation studio behind Despicable Me, The Secret Life of Pets and Sing — to make the highly anticipated flick, which will hit theaters on December 21, 2022.
And while most people are super excited about the announcement, some fans are not here for the cast. Why? Well, many people have pointed out that the cast isn’t very diverse, and they feel that Italian actors should play Mario and Luigi. Wondering who is going to star in the film? Here’s all the stars who have been cast in the upcoming Super Mario Bros movie…
Chris Pratt Is Going To Play Mario
Fans probably recognize Chris Pratt from his roles in the Jurassic World movies, Guardians of the Galaxy, Passengers, Parks and Recreation, The Lego Movie, Her, Zero Dark Thirty, Moneyball, The O.C. and tons more! And according to the actor, he couldn’t be more excited to play Mario.
“There was a coin-operated laundromat near my house and it had Super Mario Bros., the original arcade game,” he said. “Oh, I loved that game.”
But then he admitted that he never had enough money to play! Pratt continued, “I’m really excited to announce that I’m gonna be the voice of that video game that I dreamed about playing as a kid. Dreams come true.”
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Charlie Day Is Going To Play Luigi
Charlie Day is most known for his role in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (where he also serves as one of the show’s executive producers writers), but he has also starred in Mythic Quest, On the Record with Mick Rock, Unsupervised, How to Be a Gentleman and more. He is also the creator and producer of the Fox comedy show, The Cool Kids, and he is getting ready for his directorial debut for the upcoming comedy El Tonto!
Anna Taylor-Joy Is Going To Play Princess Peach
Anna Taylor-Joy really stepped on the scene after she played Beth Harmon in the Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit. But over the years, she has also appeared in The Witch, Atlantis, Morgan, Barry, Split, Thoroughbreds, Marrowbone, Glass, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, Peaky Blinders, Emma., Here Are the Young Men and more. She has received several awards, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Miniseries or Television Film, the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Movie/Miniseries and the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie or Miniseries.
She reacted to the news by sharing a side-by-side photo of her Princess Peach to Instagram, which she captioned, “Here we gooooo.”
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Jack Black is Going To Play Bowser
Over the years, Jack Black has acted in so many movies and TV shows, including School of Rock, The House with a Clock in Its Walls, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, The Brink, Kung Fu Panda, The Muppets, Be Kind Rewind, Nacho Libre, King Kong, Shark Tale, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Ice Age, Shallow Hal, High Fidelity and more. He is is also the lead vocalist of the Grammy Award–winning comedy rock duo Tenacious D.
Seth Rogan Is Going To Play Donkey Kong
Seth Rogan has accomplished a lot so far in his career. He has landed roles in Santa Inc., Future Man, The Lion King, Long Shot, The League, the Neighbors movies, The Interview, 22 Jump Street, This Is the End, Arrested Development, The Green Hornet, Funny People, Monsters vs. Aliens, Pineapple Express, Step Brothers, Kung Fu Panda, Superbad, Knocked Up, Undeclared, Freaks and Geeks and more. He hasn’t spoken publicly about his casting just yet, but his mom, Sandy Rogen, did! She tweeted, “My son is Donkey Kong! Don’t really know what to say about that.”
My son is donkey Kong ! Don’t really know what to say about that.— Sandy Rogen (@RogenSandy) September 25, 2021
Keegan-Michael Key Is Going To Play Toad
Keegan-Michael Key has a long list of credits, including Schmigadoon!, The Prom, All the Bright Places, Green Eggs and Ham, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, The Lion King, Toy Story 4, Friends from College, SuperMansion, The Predator, Playing House, Bob’s Burgers, Get Out, Key and Peele, Tomorrowland, Pitch Perfect 2, The Lego Movie, Gary Unmarried, MADtv and others! He also opened up a few of his own theaters, hosted his own podcast and starred in the Broadway play Meteor Shower. Plus, he hosts the popular science show Brain Games on National Geographic.