Fans are freaking out over the news that Mario’s voice actor Charles Martinet will be joining the cast of Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero in a surprising role.
The animated film Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero recently hit theaters in Japan, with theatrical releases in territories including North America, the United Kingdom, and South Africa scheduled for August 19. Tickets will go on sale on July 22.
In announcing the global dates, Crunchyroll and Toei Animation also confirmed new additions to the English voice cast.
Recent additions to the cast include Charles Martinet as Magenta, Jason Marnocha as Carmine, Zach Aquilar as Dr. Hedo, and Aleks Le and Zeno Robinson lending their talents to Gamma 1 and Gamma 2, respectively.
Mario’s voice actor joins Dragon Ball Super
Upon learning of the casting of Charles Martinet as Magenta, DBZ and Mario fans were beside themselves with excitement.
Celebrating the news of Mario’s voice actor entering the world of Dragon Ball Super, Twitter user scott frerichs shared concept art for Super Mario Bros. Z.
Y JOY J noted the strangeness of Martinet joining Dragon Ball Super while missing out on the opportunity to play Mario in the Super Mario animation starring Chris Pratt.
—Scott Frerichs 🏳️🌈 (@KaiserNeko) June 14, 2022
Charles Martinet somehow got a lead role in a Dragon Ball movie, but couldn’t get a lead role in a Mario movie.
Hey, you win something, you lose something. LOL pic.twitter.com/G8SgAmOazS
— JOLLY J✨ (@DynamoSuperX) June 14, 2022
Mario and Dragon Ball fans residing in the West won’t want to miss the movie. Aside from Mario’s legendary voice actor appearing in the English dubbed version, Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero has received mostly positive reviews, thus far.
Everything from the animation to the overall plot has garnered high marks from critics. For now, though, it’s unknown if the English dub will do the film justice in the end.