Jack Black, the antagonist in the animated film, is already planning alternatives for a sequel in light of The Super Mario Brothers Movie’s record-breaking box office weekend ($375.6M internationally). Pedro Pascal is the man who the comedian and musician who provided Bowser’s voice wants to take over as Mario’s archenemy.
With roles in The Last of Us on HBO and The Mandalorian on Disney, Pascal is currently in demand. His name and image have recently been used in memes as a potential star of a live-action Mario movie. A concept that was previously brought to life in Super Mario Bros. (in which Mario was portrayed by the late Bob Hoskins).
In an interview with GameSpot, Jack Black said: “Are you thinking what I’m thinking? Wario. Pedro Pascal is Wario”.
Wario is a key character in Nintendo’s Mario series, designed as an arch-rival to Mario. He first appeared in the 1992 Game Boy game Super Mario Land 2: 6 Golden Coins as the main antagonist and final boss. The arch-villain shares many of Mario’s physical traits, including a large moustache.