We discovered a little extra about Illumination’s Super Mario Movie throughout Thursday Nintendo Direct presentation. The movie is set for launch in December 2022 and Mr. Miyamoto revealed the array of stars which have been forged for the upcoming animation within the presentation. Mario will likely be performed by none aside from Chris Pratt who took to Instagram after the information had been introduced to speak about his love of the Mario franchise and the enjoyment he felt at being forged as the enduring Italian plumber.

“There was this coin-operated laundromat near my house, and it had Super Mario Bros., the original arcade game. I loved that game,” Pratt says within the video printed to Instagram. Because he “never had a quarter, it felt like,” Pratt would steal quarters out of a wishing fountain. 

“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, but I clearly stole someone else’s wish. So just waiting for that row of karma dominoes to come crashing down on me,” quipped Pratt, “but as it is right now, it’s-a me, Mario.” 

“We’ve been working hard at it and I’m really excited to announce that I’m going to be the voice of that video game that I dreamed about playing as a kid. Dreams come true.”