Director Rich Moore Wants Mario To Star In Wreck-It Ralph Sequel
From an interview with director Rich Moore:
‘Director Rich Moore is very confident they’ll be getting to work on a sequel in the near future – and he even knows who he wants in it : Mario.
“At dinner last night we were already talking about”, he says, “So we’re talking ‘what could do they do? what kinda of things could happen? who could be in it?”
Mario is someone you’ll definitely see in the next one, says Moore. The only reason the character didn’t appear in the first film is because Moore couldn’t find anywhere for him to go, it wasn’t because Nintendo refused them.
“We’ll really come up with something good for Mario to do [in the next film]“, says Moore. “To be able to present him in the sequel, would be great”.
Interestingly, in a previous interview with IGN, Moore spoke about the specifications Nintendo had when it came to using Bowser in the recently-released movie. Initially, Nintendo wasn’t very thrilled with their take on Bowser:
‘However, it wasn’t all fun and games when it came to depicting these classic characters. Moore recalled one particular snag with Nintendo and their character Bowser:
“We did have kind of a check-in process, where we would show them the footage and say, ‘What do you think? Is it good?’ At one point, [Nintendo] said, ‘Bowser’s much bigger than that. He’s way bigger than Zangief.’ We were like, ‘Okay, we’ll make him bigger. How’s that?’ They’d say, ‘Yes, that’s good — but he wouldn’t drink his coffee like that. He wouldn’t make that mouth.’ [Laughs] Of course, then people from Sega said, ‘Well, Doctor Robotnik is bigger.’ [Laughs] They wanted their characters bigger and bigger. We were going to end up with these giants in a room, with Ralph as this little guy… But I think that stuff really helped. I looked back on our original animation before the Nintendo notes, and it was like, ‘You know, he does look more like Bowser now.’”
So, what do you think? Would you want to see Mario in the sequel to Wreck-It Ralph? Do you have hopes or do you think it may flop like the original Super Mario Bros film? And I wonder if it will be voiced by Charles Martinet…