For those of you who were hoping to see Mario appear in the upcoming Wreck-It-Ralph 2 movie, Ralph Breaks The Internet, your hopes have been dashed.
In an Inside the Magic interview with the creators of Ralph Breaks The Internet, the creators confirmed that Mario isn’t appearing in the movie as they do not have the rights to use Mario in the movie. There’s still a possibility we could see other Super Mario characters, such as Bowser.
Check out the interview below:
Trinidad: So many thrown out scenes; 110 sequences, probably, thrown out.
Hand: Some of the stuff was that we don’t have rights to certain characters, because we’re working in a world of other people’s media. It’s like, that would have been really funny if we could have Mario [from Nintendo’s Super Mario games] in here doing this part, but it doesn’t end up working out because of that, and it’s fine and the story doesn’t actually end up needing it. But as individual bits, it’s like “That’s a great ‘Saturday Night Live’ bit!” Rich [Moore] and Phil [Johnston, the movie’s co-directors] are pretty much full of those things so it’s an endless amount of great ideas, honestly.