Last night's Nintendo Direct graced us with the unexpected reveal of a Super Mario movie, along with a cast list of the main characters.
As you would expect, the internet became flooded with the reactions to the star-studded cast, mostly with cries of "why!?" and wishful thinking that it was all a fever dream.
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
So, here's a curated sample of the best memes in reaction to the announcement.
Let's call this first section, Why is an Italian-American plumber played by Chris Pratt?
The black and white image makes it look like this is a memorial for Chris Pratt, with his last words being "Mario". pic.twitter.com/FaT4KTX1p8— Lance H. (@Imp_Animator) September 24, 2021
imagine Chris Pratt doing this pic.twitter.com/Uo8xqHvLDI— cowboy bibimbap ?? (@wisalallen) September 23, 2021
All of us when All of us when— monster mads ? (@smadseli) September 23, 2021
Jack Black is vs. chris pratt is
announced as announced as
Bowser Mario pic.twitter.com/Wx29ho885g
Then we have Charlie Day, best known for his role as Charlie Kelly in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Others have wondered why his co-star, Danny Devito, isn't playing Yoshi.
Danny Devito as Yoshi. pic.twitter.com/4sBjuH4mvp— Andrew, The Pumpkin King ? (@funnelchest94) September 23, 2021
As for Princess Peach.
At least people are happy with Bowser.
Bowser always has been Jack Black pic.twitter.com/EE4W8KDUqe— VICKY ??? (@VicegameXD) September 24, 2021
And perhaps Donkey Kong.