Chris Pratt’s career has come a long way since the days of Everwood and Parks And Recreation.
The 42-year-old American actor is now a Hollywood fixture, taking on lead roles in projects such as Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy, Jurassic World and The Lego Movie.
On Monday, it was revealed that Pratt’s next role will be the fictional cynical cat Garfield in an upcoming animated film.
The announcement comes just weeks after he was named Plumber Mario’s new voice in a film adaptation of the popular video game.
However, some social media users have laughed at his latest casting, with a number making the same point – that Pratt seems to be voicing many animated films in a short period of time.
A Twitter user with the handle @draculavoice wrote: “At first, animated films with Chris Pratt were spaced 24 weeks apart, then 12, then six, then every two weeks. The last, with Garfield, was a week. In four days, we could see new casting announcements every eight hours, until they came in every four minutes. “
Meanwhile, @qLxke_ said, “Chris Pratt as Garfield is the biggest broadcast mistake since Chris Pratt as Mario,” going on to ask users to bet on which voice he could be chosen for next.
New York Times reporter Dave Itzkoff suggested that Pratt’s Parks and Recreation co-star Nick Offerman, who played curmudgeon Ron Swanson, might have been a better choice, tweeting: “Executive who doesn’t remember Nick Offerman’s name: get me the guy from Parks & Recreation.
“Another frame: ok!”
User @filmgal added: “We need to launch a full federal investigation into the kind of filth Chris Pratt has on Hollywood executives.”
The casting of Mario by Pratt in September also came with its own set of criticisms, with many wondering why longtime actor Charles Martinet was overlooked for the role.
Martinet, 66, has played Mario in the Super Mario video game series since the 1990s.
However, despite voices of disapproval on social media, Pratt appears to be enjoying his latest role announcements, posting about his new roles, and responding to a tweet claiming he has the most working agent in the world, stating “you have raison” .
Bill Murray was the last cinematic voice of the lasagna-loving, Monday-hating feline, with big screen releases in 2004 and 2006.