Nintendo shocked fans today announcing the voice cast for their upcoming animated Super Mario Bros. film and the cast was filled with household names that aren’t always the first that might come to mind for their roles.
Among them was Chris Pratt as Mario, a casting decision that fans were split on. Keegan Michael Key as Toad, Seth Rogan as Donkey Kong, Charlie Day as Luigi, and Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach. One casting that had fans going ecstatic was the decision to put renowned comedy actor Jack Black in the shoes of the iconic Mario villain Bowser.
As soon as the news was shared of this casting fans began to post their thoughts along with a landslide of memes related to the casting. Here are some of the best things fans had to share regarding the casting.
Super Mario Bros. will be an animated film launching late in 2022 on December 21. We’ll have a better idea of Black in this iconic role as we get closer to release and begin to see footage from the film.