Social networks went crazy when a few days ago the production of an animated film for Mario Bros. was announced with an ambitious cast of Hollywood stars much loved by the public. But although the names of the celebrities have received approval from fans, there is someone on Twitter who is not satisfied. John Leguizamo, actor who played Luigi in Super Mario Bros. – 15% of 1993, lashes out at the new cast for their lack of diversity, a very recurring complaint in today’s entertainment industry.
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Super Mario Bros. went down in history as an undesirable movie for fans of the video game. Directed by Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton, it presents the story of two plumbers from Brooklyn, Mario and Luigi, who go on an adventure to another dimension to rescue a princess from the evil King Koopa and stop her from taking over the world. The comments from the critics and fans were devastating, and there are really few who fondly remember that production so lamentable. It just doesn’t hold the heart of the classic games inside.
Bob Hoskins was commissioned to play Mario and John leguizamo Luigi, the latter has taken to his Twitter account to celebrate the new animated production, however, he is not happy with the cast. Chris Pratt will be Mario, Charlie Day will be Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy was chosen as Princess Peach and Jack Black as Bowser, that is, the protagonists are white actors. The above did not amuse Leguizamo, who through a tweet expressed his discomfort:
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Glad Super Mario Bros. is having a reboot! Obviously it’s iconic enough. But what a pity they cast white actors! There are no Latinos among the protagonists! Innovative cast regardless of the color on the original! Also, I’m the only one who knows how to make this movie work with a clever script.
So glad #superMariobros is getting a reboot! Obviously it’s iconic enuff. But too bad they went all white! No Latinx in the leads! Groundbreaking color-blind casting in original! Plus I’m the only one who knows how to make this movie work script wise! pic.twitter.com/lNokmdpwMq
– John Leguizamo (@JohnLeguizamo) September 27, 2021
Although the publication of Leguizamo With almost 3,800 likes, the 57-year-old actor has received numerous criticisms in the comment box for various reasons, from the use of the word “Latinx” to convictions for his alleged exaggeration with the issue of diversity in Hollywood. It is inevitable not to look at the fact that the animated film has an all-white star cast, something that is hardly seen today due to the importance that the representation has taken.
Those chosen for Super Mario Bros: The Movie are hugely popular stars in today’s industry Chris pratt became famous thanks to Parks and RecreationHowever, global popularity came with his entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Guardians of the Galaxy – 91%. For its part, Anya Taylor-Joy has gained recognition for The Witch – 91% and Queen’s Gambit – 93%; We will see her very soon in Last Night in Soho and the Furiosa spin-off. Both have already worked in the dubbing industry, he with The Great Lego Adventure – 96% and her in The Enchanted Crystal: Age of Resistance – 93%.
According to IMDb, Super Mario Bros: The Movie is scheduled to premiere in 2022 and is directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic. The popular plumber will have the opportunity to hit the big screen once again, this time with a fantasy adventure that emulates the best games of the character released by Nintendo in recent years; just look at the incredible scenery of Super mario galaxy and Super mario odyssey to have material to spare in the film. We will find out very soon if he is ahead in the new test before the fans.
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