Chris Pratt Hit Back At Criticism Surrounding “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” And Said It,s Not Just A “Cash Grab” After His Casting Was Completely Dragged
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Chris Pratt recently responded to backlash surrounding his casting in the upcoming “Super Mario Bros.” movie, and said it’s not just a “cash grab”.
The actor was recently announced as the star of the upcoming live-action movie based on the classic Nintendo game, and fans were quick to criticize the decision.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Pratt addressed the criticism and said it’s not just a “cash grab”.
“I think people are just excited to see a beloved character brought to life,” he said. “I’m humbled to be a part of it, and I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
The actor went on to say that he’s seen the script and “it’s amazing”.
“It’s going to be an action-packed, comedy-adventure that’s going to take people on a wild ride,” he added.
Pratt also said that he’s been a fan of the Mario franchise for years and that he’s “thrilled” to be a part of the movie.
“I’m honored to be a part of it, and I know that it’s going to be an amazing experience,” he said.
The actor has been the target of criticism since the announcement, with many calling the decision “uninspired” and a “cash grab”.
However, Pratt said that the casting is part of a larger effort to bring the beloved franchise to the big screen in a way that honors the source material.
“I’m excited to be a part of something that’s going to be so much bigger than just a cash grab,” he said. “It’s going to be something that people remember and love.”
The “Super Mario Bros.” movie is set to hit theaters in 2022 and will follow the story of Mario and Luigi as they battle the evil King Koopa and save the Mushroom Kingdom.