July 6, 2022

I believe we are able to all admit we had been fairly shocked to search out out who the voice forged was for the upcoming animated Tremendous Mario Bros. movie.  Chris Pratt voicing Mario was met with some harsh criticism, however I believe what was an excellent greater shock was discovering out Donkey Kong was going to make an look within the film, and Seth Rogen of all actors could be offering the voice for the ape.  I do know the Italian plumber has a historical past with DK, however their video games are often separate (outdoors of Mario Kart and Smash Bros.).  Why embody DK in a Mario film?  Nicely, with this newest information leak, the larger image is beginning to turn out to be a bit clearer.  It appears to be like like we’re getting our very personal animated “Nintendo Cinematic Universe”.

As reported by Big Freakin Robotic, Seth Rogen will apparently be starring in a solo Donkey Kong movie.  The DK movie will reportedly launch after the Mario Bros. one and… that’s about the place the sources information ends.  It’s all nonetheless extraordinarily early (the Mario film doesn’t come till December 2022) and the supply couldn’t affirm if Cranky Kong (voiced by Fred Armisen) or every other characters would make an look within the DK movie.  I’m fairly positive that Cranky is a assure although because the previous geezer is displaying up within the Mario Bros. film.

With a solo DK movie doubtlessly within the works, that would imply we’re going to see the likes of Diddy Kong, Funky Kong, Dixie Kong, and even King Okay. Rool on the massive display screen.  I used to be a fairly large fan of the Donkey Kong Nation animated collection that ran on Teletoon from 1996-2000, however that was a protracted, very long time in the past.  I really feel like DK is lengthy overdue for one more look outdoors of his video video games.  This DK movie could possibly be an amazing likelihood to introduce a youthful technology to the character as nicely.

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What’s actually cool about all this although is that if that is true, it actually opens up the chance for Illumination to discover different Nintendo franchises like The Legend of Zelda and Star Fox.  Clearly, Nintendo should love how they’re dealing with the Mario Bros. film, so if this relationship between each Illumination and Nintendo continues, this might turn out to be one thing large.  I’m simply envisioning a build-up to an Avenger’s stage menace which means all of the Nintendo film characters come collectively in some sort of epic Smash Bros. film or one thing.  I’d be down to look at that.