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Super Mario Movie sequel needs Pedro Pascal as Wario, says Jack Black

Super Mario Movie sequel needs Pedro Pascal as Wario, says Jack Black

Jack Black is hoping to see Pedro Pascal bring Wario to life in a potential The Super Mario Bros Movie sequel.

What did you get up to over the long bank holiday weekend? If the world’s box office figures are anything to go by, it looks like everyone went to see The Super Mario Bros. Movie. It’s no surprise really. The film is heaps of fun.

Things looked shaky for The Super Mario Bros. Movie for a couple of days. Let’s just say critics weren’t impressed, with the film landing a score of just 56% over on Rotten Tomatoes. We loved it here at GAMINGbible. Our very own Catherine wrote that the film is “bursting with love for everything about the franchise and gaming in general, and is overall an immensely enjoyable time”. It turns out, we’re not alone in our thoughts. Despite the mixed reviews, The Super Mario Bros. Movie had the biggest opening ever for an animated film, surpassing Frozen II’s record. Perhaps understandably then, many are already thinking ahead to a possible sequel.

We spoke to Princess Peach actress Anya Taylor Joy about her role in the film. Take a look below.

Given the financial success of the film - and that teasing post-credits scene - a sequel to The Super Mario Bros. Movie feels more like a question of when, more so than if. There are plenty of characters we’ve yet to see appear in the film, including Wario - Mario’s arch-rival. Well, Bowser actor Jack Black hopes to see Wario appear eventually, and he’s suggested that The Last of Us and The Mandalorian star Pedro Pascal could bring the character to life.

Pedro Pascal is the man of the moment so honestly, it wouldn’t surprise me if every film studio in Hollywood was vying for the actor to join their project. In an interview with GameSpot, Black began by talking about if he’d return for a sequel. He said, “It's not a given that Bowser will return. You know, I did a few Kung Fu Panda movies, and it was a different villain every movie. They may do the same thing. 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.”

“Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Wario. Pedro Pascal is Wario,” he continued. Sounds like a good call to me.

Featured Image Credit: Universal Pictures, HBO, Nintendo

Topics: Super Mario, Mario, Nintendo, TV And Film