Jack Black recommends Pedro Pascal for role of Wario in potential 'The Super Mario Bros Movie' sequel

Jack Black recommends Pedro Pascal for role of Wario in potential 'The Super Mario Bros Movie' sequel
In a recent interview with GameSpot, Black expressed his desire for Pedro Pascal to lend his voice to the character of Wario (Slaven Vlasic, Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: In a recent interview with GameSpot, Jack Black expressed his ideas for potential future Mario movies following the record-breaking opening of 'The Super Mario Bros. Movie' at the box office this past weekend. Black, who voiced the character of Bowser in the film, nominated Pedro Pascal to take on the role of Wario in a potential sequel, stating, "Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Wario. Pedro Pascal is Wario."

Black also mentioned that Bowser's return in a future installment is not guaranteed. "You know, I did a few Kung Fu Panda movies, and it was a different villain in every movie. They may do the same thing," he explained. Furthermore, Black expressed his openness to the idea of Bowser switching sides and teaming up with Mario to take on another villain like Wario. With these intriguing possibilities in mind, fans of the franchise are undoubtedly excited to see what the future holds for Mario on the big screen.


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Passion for the world of 'Super Mario'

Black has credited his sons for introducing him to the world of Mario as he previously revealed to People that they were excited about 'The Super Mario Bros. Movie' and were looking forward to attending its premiere. Black and his wife Tanya Haden share two sons Samuel Jason, 16, and Thomas David, 14. At the movie's Los Angeles premiere earlier this month, Black expressed his pride in the project saying, "I feel like we really did it. I think we mission-accomplished it. We wanted to make a funny, exciting, action-adventure, and by God, we did it."


He further added, "And you know what else we did? We also used all the characters from the Nintendo universe. And if you like playing Mario Kart or any of those Nintendo video games when you see this movie, you're going to go, 'Whoa,' because there's a bunch of little Easter eggs that only the gamers will really recognize and really appreciate. I'm really happy about that." With Black's passion for the film and its source material as well as the excitement of his sons, it's no wonder that 'The Super Mario Bros. Movie' has been a hit with audiences so far.

The movie sets a new record top opening ever for a video game adaptation

The Super Mario Bros. Movie has already made a significant impact at the box office, breaking records as the biggest opening for an animated movie with a whopping $375.6 million in global sales. Notably, it also sets a new record as the top opening ever for a video game adaptation, surpassing all previous contenders. Moreover, the movie's success also outpaces that of other highly-anticipated 2023 releases like 'Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.'


The film boasts an all-star voice cast, including Chris Pratt as Mario, Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach, Charlie Day as Luigi, Keegan-Michael Key as Toad, and Seth Rogen as Donkey Kong. The story follows the journey of Mario, a humble plumber from Brooklyn, who accidentally finds himself transported to the enchanting Mushroom Kingdom. There, he helps Princess Peach in her battle against the villainous Bowser, voiced by Jack Black. Directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic, 'The Super Mario Bros. Movie' is a collaborative effort between Nintendo and Illumination, the studio behind popular franchises like 'Despicable Me' and 'Minions.'

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