With the box office success of movies like Pokémon: Detective Pikachu – 69% and Sonic The Movie – 89%, it is clear that video game adaptations to the cinema do not have a curse as has been said for a long time, and there are viewers eager to see their favorite franchises come to life on the big screen. One of the most famous and beloved characters in the world of video games is Mario, who had an infamous live-action adaptation in 1993, Super Mario Bros. – 15%, but a new film is already in the works that promises to do him justice.
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Today the cast of the new movie of Mario Bros., and became a trend on Twitter by the actress who will play Princess Peach, Anya Taylor-Joy, the British-American-Argentine has won everyone’s hearts since her film debut with The Witch – 91%, and later for his performances in Sliver – 75%, Glass – 45%, Emma. – 90%, and the Queen’s Gambit series – 93%. In the role of Mario will be Chris Pratt, known mainly for giving life to Star-Lord in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but who has also been in hits like Jurassic World – 71% and the recent War Of Tomorrow – 90%, of Amazon Prime Video.
Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris pratt They are not the only stars who will put their voices in this new animated Mario Bros. film, with them Variety announced that Jack Black will be playing Bowser, the main villain of the saga; Charlie Day will voice Luigi, Mario’s brother; Seth Rogen to Donkey Kong; Keegan-Michael Key to Toad; Fred Armisen to Cranky Kong; Kevin Michael Richardson to Kamek and Sebastian maniscalco to Spike.
According to Variety, in addition to being Mario’s love interest, Peach has inspired “millions of Halloween costumes” and rap lyrics. This is not the first time Taylor-joy he voices an animated character, he has already worked on Playmobil: The Movie – 24%, and on The Enchanted Crystal: The Age of Resistance – 93%, series that was not animated, but starred by puppets.
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Pratt, for his part, gave his voice to the protagonist of The Great Lego Adventure – 96% and The Lego Big Adventure 2 – 78%, as well as one of the protagonists of Unidos – 84% from Pixar. Next year we will see him in Jurassic World: Dominion and Thor: Love and Thunder, and in 2023 we will see him in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which promises to be the epic closure for the saga that began in 2014.
The animated movie of Mario Bros. is in charge of the Illumination studio, responsible for films like Despicable Me – 81%, The Secret Life of Pets 2 – 67%, SING: Come and sing! – 73%, and The Grinch – 51%. It is expected to hit theaters on December 21, 2022, distributed by Universal Pictures. Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, who have worked together on the series Young Titans in action and in Young Titans in Action: The Movie – 83% will be in charge of the management; the script was in charge of Matthew Fogel, in whose credits we find The Lego Big Adventure 2 and the upcoming Minions: The Rise of Gru.
Chris Meledandri, CEO of Illumination, gave the following statement (via Variety):
Mario and Luigi are two of the most beloved heroes in all of popular culture, and we are honored to have the unique opportunity to work so closely with Shigeru Miyamoto. [consejero creativo de Nintendo] and Nintendo’s highly imaginative team to bring these characters to life in an animated film, unlike any film Illumination has made to date.
Miyamoto For his part, he added that the collaboration is going very well and just asked the fans to have a little patience.
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