Chris Pratt Envisions a Future with Multiple Super Mario Bros. Films

  • April 1, 2023

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Chris Pratt and Charlie Day, who play Mario and Luigi, have personal connections to the Super Mario Bros. franchise, which has driven their approach to their roles with care and passion.
"The Super Mario Bros. Movie" features a star-studded voice acting lineup and high expectations, with talks of a sequel and a film centered on "Luigi's Mansion."
Despite controversy surrounding his casting, Pratt remains empathetic towards fans' concerns and recognizes their protectiveness over the franchise.
Both Pratt and Day believe the upcoming film taps into the sentimentality and nostalgia that fans have for the Super Mario Bros. franchise.
Fans are eagerly anticipating the release of "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" and its potential to usher in a new era of movies based on the beloved franchise.

Chris Pratt, the voice of Mario in the upcoming animated film “The Super Mario Bros. Movie,” sees immense potential in the popular video game franchise, hoping it will lead to several more movies.

Pratt and Charlie Day, who voices Mario’s brother Luigi, both have personal connections to the franchise, having played the games since their childhoods.

This personal attachment to the series has driven the actors to approach their roles with care and passion.

A Star-Studded Cast and High Expectations

The movie, set to hit theaters on April 5, features a world-class voice acting lineup, including Keegan Michael-Key as Toad, Jack Black as Bowser, Anya-Taylor Joy as Princess Peach, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, and Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong.

The story revolves around Mario and Luigi, New York City plumbers, who find themselves in the magical Mushroom Kingdom and become involved in a war against Bowser.

While nothing is official yet, Pratt has already hinted at a sequel to the upcoming film.

In an interview with CBR, he mentioned that the movie’s post-credit scene gives fans a taste of what might be in store for the franchise.

Additionally, there has been talk of a film centered on “Luigi’s Mansion,” the 2001 GameCube game.

In an interview with io9, Pratt attributed the negativity surrounding his casting to the passionate fanbase that does not want the creators to mishandle the movie.

Pratt Addresses Casting Controversy

Since the announcement of Pratt’s casting as Mario, the internet has been buzzing with mixed reactions, including shock, confusion, and anger.

Despite the backlash, Pratt remains unfazed and even empathizes with fans’ concerns.

In an interview with io9, Pratt attributed the negativity surrounding his casting to the passionate fanbase that does not want the creators to mishandle the movie.

Some of the discontent stems from Pratt’s connections to a controversial church, Zoe Church, which has been associated with anti-LGBTQ stances.

Pratt has previously defended his church, stating that its doors are open to “absolutely everyone.”

Nevertheless, he acknowledges the fans’ protectiveness over the franchise and is grateful for their careful attention.

Exploring the Sentimentality of the Super Mario Bros. Franchise

Both Pratt and Day believe the upcoming film taps into the sentimentality and nostalgia that fans have for the Super Mario Bros. franchise.

They hope that their dedication to their roles and the care they put into their performances will result in a movie that resonates with audiences and honors the cherished memories associated with the games.

With the release of “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” just around the corner, fans are eagerly anticipating the film and its potential to usher in a new era of movies based on the beloved franchise.

Craig Paradise media

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