While Charles Martinet has been voicing Mario since 1994, his recent departure from the role leaves big shoes to fill. Since then, we've been left to wonder who will replace Martinet for the future of the series.
While we'll find out with next week's release of Super Mario Bros. Wonder, a recent data mining find may lead to some potential leads.
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Data Mine Reveals Possible New Voice Cast for Super Mario Bros. Wonder
You might be scratching your head thinking, "But the game hasn't even launched yet!" Here's the deal: an eager beaver somehow snagged a demo of Super Mario Bros. Wonder from one of the stores. And as gamers do, they dug deep into the demo's data to uncover some hidden treasures.
What they found is quite the talk of the town. Mick Wingert, known for his roles in Fire Emblem Heroes, Genshin Impact, and even voicing Iron Man / Tony Stark in a few TV shows, appears to be taking the reins from Charles Martinet as the voice of both Mario and Luigi. Now that's a twist!
Familiar Voices and Possible Recasts
While the voice switch for our favorite plumber siblings is already a lot to digest, there's more. The data mine suggests that Kenny James and Caety Sagoian are likely reprising their roles as Bowser and Bowser Jr. We've got a duo here that seems to be staying put!
However, fans might want to brace themselves. Yoshi and Daisy may be getting fresh voices this time around. And another little nugget of info? It looks like there's no trace of Laura Faye Smith in the data, which means Rosalina might not make an appearance in this installment.
Potential Voice Actor List for Super Mario Bros. Wonder
Thanks to MondoMega, who was kind enough to share their findings, we have a preliminary list of voice actors from the Super Mario Bros. Wonder demo. While we should take this with a pinch of salt because nothing's set in stone, the evidence is pretty compelling.
Potential Super Mario Bros. Wonder Voice Actor List
Remember, these aren't official confirmations, but they sure do give us something to chat about until the game hits the shelves.
Talking Flower (English) Kevin Afghani
Talking Flower (Portuguese) Luís Barros
Talking Flower (Korean) Nakhyoon Choi
Talking Flower (Italian) Paolo De Santis
Talking Flower (Dutch) Ewout Eggink
Talking Flower (Brazilian Portuguese) Leandro Hainis
Bowser Kenny James *
Peach / Toad / Toadette Samantha Kelly *
Talking Flower (Japanese) Junji Kitajima
Talking Flower (Russian) Anton Kobyko
Talking Flower (Spanish) Rafa Parra
Talking Flower (French) Jérémy Prévost
Talking Flower (Chinese) Ma Bo Qiang
Bowser Jr. Caety Sagoian *
Talking Flower (German) Jan Uplegger
Talking Flower (Latin American Spanish) Alan Fernando Velazquez
The following names have unknown roles ("???"):
Dawn M. Bennett
Christine Marie Cabanos
Note: * indicates existing Mario VAs; pre-Wonder roles listed (almost certainly reprising them).
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