Super Mario Bros: OG Luigi John Leguizamo Not Feeling Lead Cast
John Leguizamo has been outspoken about Hollywood’s lack of ethnic diversity regarding the leads. He had taken his latest ire to The Super Mario Bros Movie. It is an animated movie from Illumination and Universal. The actor had played Luigi opposite the late Bob Hoskins Mario in the 1993-based loose live-action feature adaptation of the Nintendo video game franchise. In this movie, these roles are voiced by Charlie Day and Chris Pratt. Leguizamo was promoting his latest film, The Menu, at an event. He then shared his thoughts on the studio casting decisions while reflecting on his experience as a lead and the pushback from Disney under their Hollywood Pictures label.
He said that he is an O.G., and many people love the original. He said that he did Comic-Con in New York and Baltimore, and a lot of people voiced that they love the old one, which is the original. The audience conveyed that they were not feeling the new one. He further said that he does not have bitter feelings but is purely unfortunate. He then reflected upon his own experience with the cult classic. He recalled that the directors Rocky Morton and Annabel Jankel had fought hard for him to lead because he was a Latin man, but the studio did not want him to be the lead.
In the 1993 movie, the plumber brothers travel to the alternate world to try and stop King Koopa from taking over the world. Dennis Hopper played King Koopa. It was a live-action movie that changed him from a complete reptile to a human with reptilian features. Instead of Mario saving Princess Toadstool in the game, it was Luigi trying to save Daisy. Samantha Mathis, Anna Taylor Joy, Jack Black, Seth Rogen, and Keegan Michael Key are the prominent cast members, and the movie will premiere on April 7, 2023. There is excitement among the fans to see the film, and all are anxiously waiting for the release of the film.
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