Chris Pratt joins Luigi co-star Charlie Day as he appears to troll Super Mario Bros. movie voice critics
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Chris Pratt has a message for critics of his Super Mario Bros. voice.
The Guardians of the Galaxy star voices the titular hero in the upcoming Super Mario Bros. Movie, also starring Charlie Day as Luigi and Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach.
In a new Instagram video, Pratt was joined by Day as they appeared to troll Mario fans who haven't been exactly blown away by their voice acting.
"TOP SECRET EXCLUSIVE hear the real, raw, unfiltered, and 100% authentic voices of Mario and Luigi like never before!" Pratt teased in the caption.
You can watch the tongue-in-cheek vid below:
The clip sees him and the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia actor talking to the camera with Mario and Luigi filters on.
Pratt promises to give fans a 'sneak peek at the Mario voice for the first time', saying Mario catchphrase in a comically husky voice.
As for Day, he began saying: "A lot of you are curious about the Luigi voice, it sounds exactly like this," before the audio cut off and the actor gestured with his hands.
"I hope you enjoy it!" Day finally said.
When the first trailer for the Nintendo game-inspired animated film was released last year, some deemed Pratt's Mario voice a little bland, with some Mario lovers going as far as saying they'd rather watch the movie in French.
Alongside Pratt, Day and Taylor-Joy, The Super Mario Bros. Movie also stars Jack Black as villain Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong, Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong.
The voice of Charles Martinet, the actor who voiced Mario, Luigi and other characters in the video game, will appear in the film in a surprise cameo for fans to spot.
You can hear Pratt's Mario voice in the trailer below:
In 2021, Pratt commented on the backlash following his casting announcement, saying he was 'really excited' to play Mario.
He also recalled playing the game as a kid growing up in Washington, describing the chance to voice the Italian plumber as a 'dream come true'.
"So when I was a kid I lived in Lake Stevens, Washington, and there was this coin-operated laundromat near my house and it had Super Mario Bros - the original arcade game," he said on Instagram at the time.
"I loved that game," he continued, revealing he'd steal coins from the wishing well to play.
He then added: "That's wild! It just dawned on me right now. The quarter I stole out of the wishing well to play Super Mario Bros. has come true that I get to be the voice of Mario."
The Super Mario Bros. Movie is set to be released in the United States and the UK on April 7.
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