We've made it to another weekend! I had a fairly intricate discussion to dive into ready to go for today, but I'm going to save it for another week because Nintendo decided to drop casting news for the Mario movie coming out December 2022 and the internet has exploded.
Chris Pratt as Mario— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) September 23, 2021
Anya Taylor-Joy as Peach
Charlie Day as Luigi
Jack Black as Bowser
Keegan-Michael Key as Toad
Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong
Fred Armisen as Cranky Kong
Kevin Michael Richardson as Kamek
Sebastian Maniscalco as Spike
Surprise cameos from Charles Martinet
I do believe that there needs to be more respect given to voice actors who bring so many video game and cartoon characters to life. They've honed this skill and more of them should get some shine in these major projects. There could be more opportunity for voice actors to become household names if they got the opportunity to shine on a bigger stage in major films like this. Phil LMarr and Debra Wilson, Christopher Judge and Keith David, all have amazing voices and range. There should be more chances for VA's new and old to get these parts and mingle with the celeb casts. If anything, they have plenty of knowledge that could help new folks get prepared for these roles and interactions.
I can understand Hollywood going with stars for projects that are brand new or don't have an established voice associated with a character because there are regular actors that do actually enjoy voice acting and can be pretty good at it. Shrek was a big film that used alot of star power but it was a completely new IP. The most recent season of Invincible definitely comes to mind as well which featured an awesome cast of top list celebrities including J.K. Simmons, Steven Yeun, and Zazie Beetz, who I would honestly love to hear do more voice work after killing her performance as Amber.
It will be interesting to see if the audience accepts Chris Pratt as the voice of an icon they've heard and played as for years. I have issues with Chris Pratt for reasons off the screen and think he's the worst Chris in the MCU but that's a rant for another day. The big story here is whether another internet campaign will rise, asking for Nintendo to change the decision like the Sonic fans bullied the movie studio to change Sonic's design. I'm happy to have Castlevania's successful animated adaptation at least so I'm less annoyed by this in comparison to some people. Detective Pikachu turned into something that plenty of adults and children enjoyed despite a pretty ridiculous premise and Ryan Reynolds as the iconic character. At the end of the day, we will still have our video games so let's not get too riled up over a movie coming out over a year from now, yeah?
Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments. I want to see what you all think of the news. I guess if this project ends up bombing, I always have the old 80s movie with Dennis Hopper phoning it in and scenes filled with snot to look back to. In the meantime, here's a photo of our new Super Mario and Yoshi.
A glimpse at the Internet
Deathloop continues to impress.
Just found out you can stick grenades to fireworks pic.twitter.com/QSP7MuNZ4v— Griff Griffin (@GameGriffin) September 24, 2021
The Mario movie casting is wild.
Keegan-Michael Key is Toad pic.twitter.com/TTUhFjWMLM— Jehtt (@TurboJehtt) September 23, 2021
This is accurate.
LMAOOOO MEEEEE 😂 pic.twitter.com/uxr8QwpZB0— Alice (@TheAlicePika) September 17, 2021
If you know, you know.
The Mario movie can’t top this pic.twitter.com/Rv0XncHxBP— Kofie (@Kofie) September 23, 2021
Ya'll know I love some good juggles! I may have to pick this up.
Yeah Donkey Kong definitely has some herb behind the banana tree.
Yo the Super Mario Movie looks amazing pic.twitter.com/RbnhbFM7HJ— Mopo Shnack (Commissions Closed) (@MopoShnack) September 23, 2021
Coming to CW this fall.
I'm a sucker for some good Saweetie memes.
I saw it so you have to too.
In cased you missed it..
- Knockout City: Season 3 gets 'H@CKeD' in two weeks
- Rockstar Games interview: Red Dead Online continues to evolve with Blood Money
- All announcements, reveals, & trailers from the September 23 Nintendo Direct
- Sable review: The journey beyond
- Shack Chat: Who would you cast as Mario in a Super Mario Bros movie besides Chris Pratt?
Hoodie Season is here. Strap in for another list of tracks I'm cruising or gaming to out here.
Heat of the Week
Nao - Messy Love
Nao is one of my favorite artists and just dropped a new album this weekend called "And Then Life was Beautiful." The album, from what I've heard so far, seems to focus on providing some hope after 2020's worst moments, which is mentioned on a few tracks. Lock it in for some positve vibes but there's definitely room to sit with some of the deeper tracks too.
- Bar Kays - Open Your Heart
- Joyner Lucas & J. Cole - Your Heart
- Syd, Smino - Right Track (Official Video)
- Conway The Machine ft. Ludacris & JID - Scatter Brain
Thanks for joining me for another Weekend Discussion. Have a good weekend and remember if it aint Shack, it's wack!
Dennis White posted a new article, Weekend Discussion - September 25, 2021
Damn,. Spidey is shockingly symmetrical. He's not 50/50 but damn, 49.5/50.5 is pretty good.
Bump, Weekend Discussion is up