Well, during September’s Nintendo Direct, we finally got some more information about this new movie such as a release target and the casting. However, some of the casting choices were…peculiar to say the least. Chris Pratt as Mario, in particular, was one that rubbed many people the wrong way because it felt like such a weird decision, and of course, because the internet is the way it is everyone had to start memeing it.
Charlie Day as Luigi, Jack Black as Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, and Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong. Damn, am I getting excited for a Super Mario movie? pic.twitter.com/sltRyawLuX
— Drue Cañada (@dhcanada_) September 23, 2021
However, while Pratt’s reaction received mainly confusion, there was a lot of excitement over the rest of the casting choices. Everyone thinks Charlie Day as Luigi is a genuinely funny choice to play Mario’s younger brother and it led to plenty of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia memes.
Some weren’t even about Day, just Always Sunny.
Danny Devito as Yoshi. pic.twitter.com/4sBjuH4mvp
— Andrew King🌹 (@funnelchest94) September 23, 2021
Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong was a spectacular choice because everyone immediately wanted to hear his laugh as DK.
Seth rogen voicing donkey Kong is the funniest thing I’ve heard in a minute lmao I can hear his laugh as dk now pic.twitter.com/vbmyAgyT8g
— Gr33dyJay (@Gr33dyJay) September 23, 2021
Then there were plenty who have suggestions for alternative casting choices, with one important question in particular: Who is going to be Wario and Waluigi?
— TheGamer (@thegamerwebsite) September 23, 2021
Steve Harvey as Bowser
no I will not explain
— BUM CHILLUPS AKA SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) September 23, 2021
Cast Danny Devito as Waluigi and everything else doesn’t matter
— Bill Barnwell (@billbarnwell) September 23, 2021
Also, we got a Super Mario RPG reference which was definitely the most important meme of the entire night.
In conclusion, the internet really wants to find a way to get Danny Devito in this game.