Revealed in a surprise announcement by Nintendo, the animated adaptation of the Super Mario Bros franchise will star Chris Pratt as the voice of the famously Italian plumber.
The cast of an upcoming feature film based on the escapades of Mario and his motley crew has been pilloried for its bizarre assemblage of A-list actors.
Thirty years since his first appearance in a video game, Mario is facing his biggest battle yet: on Twitter.
Notably, no members of the cast are Italian – a fact that has spawned hundreds of jokes and memes on social media.
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