Saturday, October 23rd, 2021

Former Mario movie star John Leguizamo is not happy with the casting of the new movie

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Last week, Nintendo finally lifted the lid for the next cast Super mario Casting of the movie, Chris Pratt, with Mario raising his eyebrows.

As you can imagine, John Leguizamo, who played Luigi in the 1993 live-action Mario movie, also said a few words on this topic. On Twitter, Leguizamo ran into a lack of diversity when it came to the main cast, celebrating the 1993 edition of “Breaking Color Blind Casting” (he mistakenly called it “original”, which he said. Seems to suggest that this new movie is a reboot). He then added that, from a scripting point of view, he was “the only person who knew how to make this movie work.”

Leguizamo makes sense, given that Jack Black, Seth Rogen, Anya Taylor-Joy and others will join Pratt in the next movie. However, African-American actors Keegan-Michael-Kee and Kevin Michael Richardson are also involved, but they play a more minor role and are not really a fair complaint.

Bob Hoskins, who played Mario with Leguizamo’s Luigi in 1993, sadly died in 2014.