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‘This actually needs to happen’: Jack Black Demands Pedro Pascal as Wario in Mario Sequel

'This actually needs to happen': Jack Black Demands Pedro Pascal as Wario in Mario Sequel

In gaming lore, one of the oldest games that still enthrall millions would probably be the Mario franchise. The Nintendo game, originally titled Super Mario World and released back in 1990 in Japan, which started the successful game franchise, has since had several additions and sequels which have only added to the Italian plumber’s universe.

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Now, the game has got itself an animated movie that has pulled all the punches at the box office. MCU star Chris Pratt voices Mario, while others of the voicing cast feature Jack Black and Seth Rogen. The movie, titled The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023) hit theatres recently and has been doing quite well so far.

Jack Black thinks Pedro Pascal should voice Wario in The Super Mario Bros. sequel

One of the several stars on set to voice the characters in Mario’s world, Jack Black, who voices the main antagonist for the movie, Bowser, had a few ideas of his own for the sequel of the movie. Talking to a Gamespot writer, Black shared ideas about another villain in the next movie of the franchise.

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Black suggested that instead of his character, Bowser, being the only antagonist in the movies, perhaps future movies could bring an even more powerful villain.

Black said Hollywood actor Pedro Pascal would be a great fit to voice Wario, a rival to the Mario brothers.

“You know, what if there is a more powerful, more evil villain? Then I may need to be turned to help Mario and the rest to defend our universe against some other unseen force of evil… Wario. Pedro Pascal is Wario,” said Black.

How well the idea is accepted by the powers that be to be incorporated into the next movie remains to be seen.

Twitter backs Jack Black’s call for Pedro Pascal as Wario

Twitter seemed to love the idea of Pedro Pascal as Wario to play the next big bad in the Mario universe and backed Jack Black’s suggestion.

Others still believed that Pascal should try out for the role first and see how things go before jumping to conclusions about the role, if at all.

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Some fans backed Danny DeVito to voice the role, while others suggested that the role of Waluigi should be played by Jim Carrey. The suggestions and ideas are rich ones and it remains to be seen as to how the producers think about going ahead with new characters for future movies, if at all.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is playing now in theatres everywhere.

Source: Twitter

Written by Arka Das

Just someone who doesn't like to sit on his laurels, Arka has been trying to do his potential justice and looking for a bit of luck to side with him. He hopes that someday he won't be needing that bit of luck, and works hard for the same.