Super Mario Bros. Movie Star Wants the Sequel to Be a Musical Revenge Saga

Published 12/19/2023, 5:01 AM EST

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Jack Black, who played Bowser in the Super Mario Bros. movie, has shared what is next. So far, there has been no word, not official at least, about a sequel. However, Jack Black has pitched an intriguing idea for a potential sequel.

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The Super Mario Bros. Movie achieved great success, grossing over $1.36 billion. And though there hasn’t been any official confirmation of a sequel, there has been talks. Nintendo’s president had confirmed potential interest in a sequel that hinged on the success of the first movie. Further, there were rumours about a Donkey Kong spin-off. But nothing has been officially confirmed. Despite no official statement, Jack Black has shared an idea similar to what will be seen in Joker 2.

Jack Black’s idea for Super Mario Bros. Movie 2

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In a recent interview with Variety, Jack Black shared that he wants to make Super Mario Bros. Movie 2 a musical. During the interview, Jack Black said, “I think it [The sequel] should be a full musical, like what Todd Phillips is supposedly doing with ‘Joker 2’.”

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Furthermore, he also shared that he suggested naming the sequel Bowser’s Revenge. It is to be noted that unless there is an official word from Universal Pictures, all of this should be considered food for thought.

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Jack Black has previously influenced the direction of the movie by proposing the Peaches track. This was inspired by his background as the lead vocalist of the band Tenacious D. Whether Universal Pictures will go with that approach is something only time will tell. With that said, fans can only anticipate more details once an official statement is made.

Back in June, Chris Pratt all but confirmed a sequel. In an interview with ET, Pratt, who voiced Mario in the Super Mario Bros. movie, said, “We’re in the midst of this writers’ strike, and so everything has been paused and [put] on hold for the right reasons.” Due to the WGA and SAF AFTRA strikes, a lot of projects were delayed/put on hold. But with the strikes over, many projects have resumed production or confirmed dates for the same. However, a Super Mario Bros. sequel hasn’t been officially confirmed yet. But going by Chris Pratt’s interview with ET, there’s no reason a sequel won’t happen.

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Universal Pictures cast some of the most iconic actors in today’s cinema. But since there is no official confirmation yet, there is also no news about a cast for the possible sequel. But judging by the success of the first movie, there’s no reason the first movie’s stars wouldn’t return. Let’s look at the cast that a sequel could feature:

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  • Chris Pratt (Super Mario): Despite initial criticism over his casting, Pratt’s performance on the big screen silenced doubters. If there is a sequel, surely he will return and the studio will want him back too.
  • Charlie Day (Luigi): Charlie Day took on Luigi, Mario’s brother, approaching the role with a childlike openness to creative ideas in voice acting.
  • Anya Taylor-Joy (Princess Peach): Anya Taylor-Joy modernized Princess Peach, retaining her iconic look while portraying a strong and modern ruler. She told Digital Spy, “When I first came out of this film, I felt so honoured and inspired by seeing this character.” She further added, “I just left so excited for the generation of kids that was going to see a female leader in this way. I thought it was so cool.”
  • Jack Black (Bowser): Jack Black rocked as Bowser, infusing musical style and humor into the role, drawing on his comedic expertise.
  • Keegan-Michael Key (Toad): Keegan-Michael Key lent his dynamic voice to Toad, showcasing singing abilities and adding a vibrant touch to the character.
  • Seth Rogen (Donkey Kong): Seth Rogen voiced the laid-back yet powerful Donkey Kong, expressing interest in potential spinoffs and emphasizing family themes.
  • Fred Armisen (Cranky Kong): Fred Armisen brought a grumpy charm to Cranky Kong, adding his multi-talented flair as a drummer and Saturday Night Live alumnus.

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Along with the returning cast, there is always room for new members. And while fans await official word about a sequel, one can only speculate for now if it could indeed go in the direction that Jack Black would like.

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