The new trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie has dropped and fans can’t get enough of Jack Black playing Bowser.
Having already got a number of iconic roles already in his filmography, including School of Rock, Kung Fu Panda and Jumanji, it seems Blacks’ upcoming role as Mario’s longtime antagonist could be another smash hit performance.
In the first trailer for the upcoming film, fans got a tease of his character in action, along with getting to hear Black deliver a few lines.
Watch the trailer for The Super Mario Bros. Movie below…
Fans took to social media to voice their anticipation for his role in the film, with some going as far as stating that he will be carrying the film.
One person posted: “Bowser is gonna carry this so hard.”
“Mad props to Jack Black, he sounds GREAT as Bowser,” said another fan.
A third person commented: “Jack Black Bowser is one of those roles that really was completely meant to be.”
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Someone else shared: “The entire movie is gonna be worth it for Jack Black’s Bowser.”
“Jack Black’s Bowser in this movie is likely gonna be the show-stealer, and honestly I’m all for it,” enthused a fifth user on social media.
And when they weren’t excited over Jack Black’s new role, others were seriously impressed over the animation behind Bowser’s appearance, going as far as saying that he looks like Black himself.
“I don’t know how they manage to capture Jack Black’s smile and put it onto Bowser,” asked one person on Twitter.
A second fan added: “How’d they get Bowser, a fictional animated turtle-like creature, to look so much like Jack Black?”
The actor made a recent appearance at New York Comic Con where he took part in a fan Q&A (while sitting on a throne).
While also being a film star, Black is also known for his musical talents and teased that Bowser will have a ‘musical side’.
Filmed and shared by Popsverse, he said: “Well, you know, I did bring some of my heavy metal roots because – in a way – Bowser is kind of like a heavy metal rockstar. You know, a big, strong, and scary rock star. And I did a little bit of rocking.
“I think you’ll be surprised to see that Bowser has a musical side. I’m thinking after the movie comes out I’m taking it to Broadway, there might be a one-man show.”
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Alongside Black, The Super Mario Bros. Movie boasts an impressive cast.
Chris Pratt (Guardians Of The Galaxy) will have the monumental task of voicing Mario, Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia) will be voicing Luigi, Anya Taylor-Joy (Split) will be playing Princess Peach, and Seth Rogan (Pineapple Express) will voice Donkey Kong.
Other cast members include Keegan-Michael Key (Toy Story 4), Fred Armisen (Saturday Night Live), Kevin Michael Richardson (The Cleveland Show), and stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco.