After months of waiting, Nintendo fans have finally been treated to a first look at the animated Super Mario Bros. Film by Illumination, the animation studio behind Minions and Despicable Me. Eager anticipation has been building since the Mario movie was first announced, but perhaps nothing was more hyped than hearing the voice of Mario for Chris Pratt for the first time. And, well, Pratt’s Mario voice got mixed results. It wasn’t quite Mario or Italian, and mostly sounded very much like Pratt’s normal voice.
But alongside Mario’s voice, video game fans got to see the Mushroom Kingdom in vivid animation. Bowser’s flying, fiery castle looked hotter than ever, and characters like Toad, Luigi, Kamek, the Koopa Troopas, and Dry Bones finally came to life on the big screen. There are many more characters to be revealed like Donkey Kong, Peach and Cranky Kong, but Super Mario Bros. already looks more promising than most video game movies.
The “Mario” video games have countless characters, worlds and power-ups that can be drawn into the film. So what other Easter eggs could be hiding in the animated film? Could Wario or Waluigi be surprise villains alongside Bowser in the film? Could Mario pick up a Fire Flower or ride a Yoshi? Here are some video game elements we’re hoping will be in the movie or maybe a sequel.
https://variety.com/lists/mario-movie-easter-eggs-wario-yoshi/ Mario Movie: Wario, Waluigi, and More Easter Eggs We Want to See