My roommate looked me dead in the eyes and said "Chris Pratt is Mario" and I thought that was the end. No, they continued, "Jack Black is Bowser, Seth Rogan is Donkey Kong" each prompting a new shriek of terror.
In conclusion, what the actual fuck is this casting?!
Did they drop a bunch of celeb names in a hat and go 🤷 good 'nough for me.
the fact that the new mario movie (that NOBODY told me about until now) is getting chris pratt to voice mario when danny devito is right there honestly boils my fucking blood. like if you cant be arsed to just have charles martinet voice mario at least get an actor that could feasibly sound like a fat middle aged italian man. chris pratt cant bring anything to the table, i hate hollywood so much
Why is it every time Hollywood makes an animated film based on a long running game, they never get the original actors to play them; Sonic wasn't played by Roger Craig Smith, and while the I did enjoy the film, Ben Schwartz didn't exactly sound convincing sometimes. and the entire cast of Scoob! (Save Scooby) were replaced by big names who sound nothing like the originals.
Now for the Mario film, we get a casting that makes no sense; Jack Black as Bowser? Really? Seth Rogan as Donkey Kong? Can't see it. Keegan-Michael Key might be a good toad, though, I just hope he actually does the voice. But my biggest concern is Mario and Luigi; Charles Martinet has been voicing the two for nearly thirty years, perfecting the art, and while I do like Chris Pratt (and I'll be honest, I've never heard of Charlie Day), you can't just throw out the guys who have brought so much personality to our favorite characters.
on the one hand I hate celebrity voice casts and wish we’d get real honest to god voice actors back on the big screen but on the other hand how else would I live the absolute fever dream that is Jack Black as Bowser