Jack Black is looking for Pedro Pascal to play Wario in Super Mario Bros. Movie 2
“Are you thinking what I’m thinking?” Wario! Black said. – Pedro Pascal Wario.
Jack Black already wants Bowser back in the sequel to “Super Mario Bros. Movie” along with Pedro Pascal.
Black, who voices Bowser in the Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment film, teased that the sequel could feature more Nintendo characters, such as Wario, and Pascal is the perfect voice for the villain.
“It’s not a given that Bowser will come back,” Black said GameSpot about his role as an antagonist. “You know, I did a few ‘Kung Fu Panda’ movies, and every movie had a different villain. Maybe they do the same.”
Black continued, “You know what if there’s a stronger, meaner villain? Then I might have to turn myself in to help Mario and the others defend our universe against some other unseen evil force. Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Wario! Pedro Pascal Wario.
A post-credit scene in the film features the reveal of a Yoshi egg, hinting at another beloved video game character appearing on screen. The “Super Mario Bros. Movie” was a box office hit, fueling buzz for a sequel.
Before potentially moving on to an animated film, Pascal is starring opposite Ethan Hawke in Pedro Almodóvar’s strange western short film, “Strange Way of Life.”
“It could have been anything he asked of me and I would have done it without question,” Pascal told Insider about working with Almodóvar. “It opened up a whole world of storytelling, color, culture, rebellion and sexuality that is completely intoxicating, dangerous, hilarious, heartbreaking and runs the gamut, but in such a distinctive style.”
The “Last of Us” actor added: “To get to work with Ethan (Hawke), whose movies I’ve seen since I was little, who I’ve seen on stage off-Broadway, on Broadway, whose books I’ve read, whose plays I’ve seen directed, and big movies, short films, horror films. It was truly an incredible opportunity to go and learn and enjoy the experience of being at the level of such people. It was incredible to take it all in.”
“Strange Way of Life” director Almodóvar told IndieWire’s Eric Kohn that the short is “his answer to ‘Brokeback Mountain,'” after he was in talks to direct the 2004 drama starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger.
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