The Super Mario Bros. Movie was a long awaited arrival in movie theaters for a long time. While we had the 90s movie, no one can really argue that that film is not really faithful to the source material. Regardless of where you stand on its quality, the money the Mario Movie has made for both Nintendo and Illumination Entertainment has almost assuredly secured a sequel at some point in the future. With that in mind, let’s go through our wishlist of Mario characters we want to see in the next movie and what Hollywood actors we want to voice them.
The Super Mario Bros. Movie sequel cast and character wishlist
While we would love to see more professional video game voice actors play the characters listed below, Nintendo and Illumination held that to a minimum in the original movie. We are going forward with the idea that they will do the same for the sequel and instead focusing on Hollywood actors. Additionally, minimal spoilers are ahead for the first movie.
Bowser Jr. – Zach Galifianakis
We established the big bad guy in Bowser in the first film, so in the sequel, we think it is time for his son, Bowser Jr., to appear. You may also want to see the Koopalings thrown in there, but we think this staple is the only one that demands some screen time. Bowser Jr.can be as obsessed with Peach being his “momma” as his portrayalSuper Mario Sunshine for some humorous interactions. We think Zach Galifianakis would be a great voice for this character as he attempts to win the love of his believed “mother” while showing his dad that he is as tough as him, but of course, failing every step of the way.
Daisy – Anna Kendrick
As you will see below, there is another princess that we think needs to make their debut in the Mario Movie sequel, but if you are going to have most of the princesses, you should include them all. Daisy will likely not have as big of an impact as Rosalina, but including Luigi’s love interest and giving Peach a friend would be great. When considering bringing Daisy’s sassy voice to life, we go to Anna Kendrick first, as we think her personality fits the role best.
Lakitu/Nabbit – Jordan Peele
We are throwing a couple of characters in here, but really, this could be any smaller side character. The whole intention here is we want to see Jordan Peele and Keegan Michael-Key’s Toad bounce off one another so we can be transported back to their time on the skit show Key & Peele. We think a Lakitu cameraman like from Super Mario 64 would be the funniest inclusion, but a thieving Nabbit would also be fun.
Professor E. Gadd – Jason Sudeikis
At some point in the future, we need to have a Luigi’s Mansion movie. With that in mind, we think it would be a great time to introduce E. Gadd in this sequel to set him up for a bigger role in that movie. Jason Sudeikis is an actor that we think would fit the role of the scientist character and give him a bit of a sarcastic flavor as he interacts with everyone’s favorite scaredy cat.
Rosalina – Amy Poehler
With Lumalee being in the original Mario movie and stealing the attention of everyone when they appeared on screen, Rosalina is a must to appear in a sequel. Peach mentions the universe being wide, and some Super Mario Galaxy music is heard in the credits, so there is too much here for her not to be included. We are big fans of the idea of Rosalina being this powerful princess with a funny side to her, and the name that jumps to mind first is Amy Poehler.
Waluigi – Will Ferrell
Waluigi is a pathetic character, but that is kind of why everyone loves him. He thinks he is more romantic than he is, but there is a reason he is the only overall-wearing character not to get his own game. Hearing Will Ferrell’s frantic voice behind him as he challenges Luigi for Daisy’s affection and constantly gets shut down is a fit that we would love to hear.
Wario – Danny Devito
Back when everyone was calling for Devito to voice Pikachu, he claimed that he had never heard of that character, so who knows if he would have any desire to voice Wario going forward. That being said, if you have Waluigi, you have to include Wario. The two could be down-on-their-luck con artists in Brooklyn who see Mario and Luigi’s triumph from the first movie televised before they stumble upon the warp pipe to take them to the Mushroom Kingdom, where Wario instantly declares he is better than Mario, and we see that rivalry blossom.