Super Mario Bros. Movie Actor Reveals He Plays The Brothers’ Boss

Posted: 08/12/2021 in Screen Rant Articles


Sebastian Maniscalco, one of the actors in the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie, has revealed that he will be playing Spike, whom he describes as the boss of the title characters. Maniscalco is mainly known for being a stand-up comedian, though this will not be his first time tackling a feature film. His biggest roles so far have been in Peter Farrelly’s Green Book and Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. The new Super Mario movie will be entirely animated, and Nintendo has teamed up with Illumination, the studio behind Despicable Me, Minions, and The Secret Life of Pets to bring the classic video game characters to the big screen.

News about the upcoming movie has been extremely scarce. It appears to still be on track for a 2022 release, but Nintendo has yet to officially announce any casting information, including who will be playing Mario & Luigi. Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto is on board as a producer, so it seems like Super Mario Bros. is at least starting from a stronger position than the critically lambasted 1993 live-action film of the same name, to which Nintendo took a very hands-off approach.

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