The “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor will voice Mario, the tubby Italian plumber who changed the world of video games with the release of “Super Mario Bros.” 36 years ago, Nintendo publicized on Twitter on Thursday.READ MORE: Man Arrested In Connection To A Homicide
None of the cast is Italian — something that has sparked fierce discussion and countless jokes on social media. Whether the actors will adopt Italian accents is unknown, but in a video posted to Instagram, Pratt said he had been “working hard” on the character’s voice.READ MORE: Northbound Lanes On Florida Avenue Will Be Closed Wednesday Night
Pratt also reflected that the role was a dream come true, saying he often played the arcade game as a child.
The animated film, teased in 2017, will hit theaters in North America in December 2022, Nintendo said.MORE NEWS: Major Accident Investigation Team Investigate A Vehicle VS Bicyclist Crash
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