The movie Super Mario Bros. will have “musical aspects”, supporting an earlier plot leak

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Maybe we’ll hear Bowser sing after all.


Follow Jack Black has confirmed that the Super Mario Bros. will have “musical aspects,” confirming a leak from earlier this year that said the movie was a musical and most of the cast got a song or two.


Yesterday, Nintendo finally unveiled a first look at the Super Mario Bros. movie, giving us a taste of what a world where Chris Pratt is Mario looks like. While most of us probably saw the trailer in the Nintendo Direct, it also aired live at New York Comic Con and was followed by a special panel discussion with Jack Black, who plays Bowser in the film.

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Jack Black showed up to the panel dressed in a spiked shell, flame shirt, yellow shoes and yellow pants, a look that would definitely match the King of Koopas. As reported by GamesRadar+Black spoke at length about his role in the film and seemed to accidentally give a little more than he intended when he mentioned that Bowser “has a musical side.”

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Black then mentioned that there were “musical aspects” to the film, before stopping to go further by saying it was a spoiler. While that’s apparently a minor detail worth mentioning, it interestingly lines up with a leak from earlier this year that claimed the Mario movie was actually a musical and that nearly every character would get a chance to sing. Some of the characters mentioned in the leak to sing are Mario, Peach, Luigi, and Bowser, which shouldn’t be too surprising since all four actors playing these characters are skilled singers.

The leak was detailed in a now-deleted Reddit post and claimed that Mario and Luigi will both speak in Brooklyn accents, which we get a little glimpse of in the trailer. He also claimed that the humor would have no jokes or dabs and would be mostly meta and referential to the series.

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