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Fans claim Jack Black is carrying entire Super Mario film as Bowser after second trailer release

Fans claim Jack Black is carrying entire Super Mario film as Bowser after second trailer release

Nintendo fans are loving Jack Black's performance as Bowser in the Super Mario Bros. movie so far

The upcoming Super Mario movie has had a mixed reception from fans so far however one thing people are loving is Jack Black as Bowser.

Watch the new trailer below:

The extended trailer has given fans a glimpse at Mario (Chris Pratt) as he prepares to go up against Donkey Kong (Seth Rogen) but the pair must face an even bigger threat in the form of Bowser (Jack Black) who is plotting an invasion of the Mushroom Kingdom.

An axe-wielding Princess Peach (Anya Taylor-Joy) takes centre stage in the trailer by leading an army of reluctant toads in a battle against Bowser’s invasion.

There are also a lot of Nintendo Easter eggs, including the iconic Rainbow Road from Mario Karts.

But the one thing Mario super fans are celebrating is his turtle-like arch nemesis Bowser.

“Maybe a hot take but none of the voice actors fit in Mario other than Jack Black,” one viewer quipped after watching the new trailer.

Another fan had a similar opinion. “Jack Black as Bowser is unexpectedly the best voice in the entire cast,” they said on Twitter.

“Everyone else just feels out of place to me.”

The praise for Jack Black’s casting kept pouring in, with another fan declaring: “Jack Black as Bowser is PEAK casting.”

While someone else claimed: “Jack Black is the only good casting in this movie.”


Kenneth 'Kenny' James is the current voice actor for Bowser in the video games. James' debut in the role was in Super Mario Strikers in 2005.

Bowser is the leader of the Koopa race, a group of turtle-like creatures. His ultimate goal is to kidnap Princess Peach and to defeat Mario and Luigi to conquer the mushroom kingdom.

The iconic video game villain is known for his dragon-like features, fire-breathing abilities, a reptilian voice and the spiked turtle shell on his back.

While fans are more than satisfied from what they've seen and heard from Bowser so far, the same can't be said for the main man himself.

Following the release of the first trailer in October, people were left disappointed with Mario's accent, provided by The Lego Movie star Chris Pratt.

Mario is known for his Italian accent but people believe the 43-year-old Hollywood star has simply used his regular voice for the role.

Controversy has continued to stir with the arrival of the new trailer which also features Pratt saying Mario's phrase 'wahoo!'

The Super Mario Bros. Movie will be released in cinemas on 7 April 2023.

Featured Image Credit: Nintendo / MediaPunch Inc / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Film and TV, Super Mario, Nintendo