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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H Jenkins

Years of experience in writing, journalism, and digging exclusive insider info for Ringside News opened the door for a new opportunity for Jenkins. With a history in finance, he broke into the journalism game by writing on blogs and other freelance websites before branching into sports and entertainment news. Being in tune with pop culture doesn't mean it has to make sense, but he tries. Favorite bands include any group from Seattle who formed between 1991 and 1999. 5 Ozzfests under his belt and 12 Warped Tours, but his last concert was a bluegrass AC/DC cover band that was not 100% terrible.

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