The Internet Wants Matt Berry to Voice Garfield, Not Chris Pratt

Matt Berry in 2021.
Matt Berry in 2021. / Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for ReedPop

In the past month and change, we’ve learned that Guardians of the Galaxy veteran Chris Pratt will voice both Super Mario and Garfield in upcoming animated movies. The announcements were met with tepid reactions, not so much because Pratt isn’t a good fit for these roles, but because he seems like such an unimaginative choice.

But where studio executives fail, the internet will pick up the slack. And one person had a brilliant casting choice for Garfield that has a bit more originality behind it: Matt Berry from What We Do In The Shadows. All you have to do is take a look at this side-by-side picture from Twitter user IDT to see that Berry definitely has Garf's smug, lasagna-loving attitude down.

Berry is known for his deadpan delivery and creative approach to pronunciation, often putting an elaborately British spin on words that makes you want to repeat them later. After this first tweet went viral, another hero showed us what Berry might sound like as Garfield.

There’s no release date for the Garfield movie yet, but there's still time for fans to demand Berry be included in the project in some capacity (maybe as Jon Arbuckle himself.)