Mario is getting another cinematic treatment, but they are not doing a live action attempt at this point. The plan is for an animated film starring Chris Pratt and Charlie Day as Mario and Luigi respectively. Jack Black will also play Bowser. Some fans are not happy about this decision.
Fans logged onto Twitter to rage about the casting of a non-Italian in the role of Mario. Chris Pratt has a ton of backers within Hollywood who want to cash in on the Guardians of the Galaxy actor’s name value.
Still some are not happy at all about Pratt’s casting. They are throwing out other dream choices for the role like the iconic Danny DeVito, which would make sense considering his Always Sunny In Philadelphia connection to Charlie Day.
“Danny DeVito should’ve been Mario not Chris Pratt, we were robbed,” one fan tweeted out. Another joined the conversation to say “Modern Italian stories are told so rarely and even when they are we’re not the ones telling them.”
The official press release for the announcement explained that: “Each voice actor was cast for their ability to capture the unique spirit of their character.” Obviously, some fans aren’t buying this logic.
“Chris Pratt playing Mario is Italiaphobia and I’m tired of acting like it isn’t,” another fan chimed in.
It seems that this casting choice upset a lot of people, especially Italians who are not happy about Chris Pratt gaining the role as the famous Italian plumber.
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