Super Mario Bros Movie – Fans REJECT identity politics, pick FUN instead!

by 03.11.2023

Fans Approve Of Chris Pratt As Super Mario. Fans were worried at first about the actor voicing their favorite character, but are worried no more. Fans approve of Chris Pratt as Super Mario which follows the release of a new clip and today also happens to be Mario Day.

When Chris Pratt was first announced as voicing the character there was a bit of backlash as the actor isn’t Italian or even a POC.

John Leguizamo, who starred in the live-action movie, also chimed in on the casting of Chris Pratt and said it was too bad they didn’t cast a Latino or a POC.

“I’m O.G. A lot of people love the original. I did Comic-Con in New York and in Baltimore, and everyone’s like, ‘No, no, we love the old one, the original.’ They’re not feeling the new one,” Leguizamo said. “I’m not bitter. It’s unfortunate.”

Leguizamo continued, “The directors [of the 90s movie] Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton fought really hard for me to be the lead because I was a Latin man, and they [the studio] didn’t want me to be the lead. They fought really hard, and it was such a breakthrough. For them to go backwards and not cast another [actor of color] kind of sucks.”

Well, with footage from The Super Mario Bros. Movie having been released, especially the latest clip, fans have changed their minds and now support Chris Pratt.

“I’d like to issue a public apology to Chris Pratt on behalf of all Nintendo fans. We were wrong. We were all so very wrong about you,” tweeted a fan.

Check out the reactions below.

The film gets released on Wednesday, April 5 with tickets now on sale. Also starring in the movie includes Charlie Day as Luigi; Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach; Jack Black as Bowser; Keegan-Michael Key as Toad; Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong; Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong; Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek, and Sebastian Maniscalco voices Spike.

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