In a recent interview, one of the films story artist confirmed that Ralph Breaks The Internet will not feature a Mario cameo.
When Wreck-It Ralph was released back in 2012, it contained a huge number of video game characters who, at the very least, made a cameo in the film. Strangely enough, however, the character who is arguable the mainstream face of video games did not make an appearance in the film. And apparently the little Italian plumber will not be making an appearance in Ralph Breaks The Internet.
According to story artist Jason Hand this had to do with a film and character rights issues but he did not go into great details:
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.
From the look of things, the film may not have needed Mario anyway.
What do you all make of this? Are you disappointed that Mario will not be making a cameo in Ralph Breaks The Internet? Do you you think the film needs the character? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
The film stars John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Gal Gadot, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Alan Tudyk, Alfred Molina, Ed O’Neill, Timothy Simons, Ali Wong, Hamish Blake, Glozell Green and Taraji P. Henson.
In “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” video-game bad guy Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) and best friend Vanellope von Schweetz (voice of Sarah Silverman) leave the comforts of Litwak’s arcade in an attempt to save her game, Sugar Rush. Their quest takes them to the vast, uncharted world of the internet where they rely on the citizens of the internet—the Netizens—to help navigate their way. Lending a virtual hand are Yesss (voice of Taraji P. Henson), the head algorithm and the heart and soul of the trend-making site “BuzzzTube,” and Shank (voice of Gal Gadot), a tough-as-nails driver from a gritty online auto-racing game called Slaughter Race, a place Vanellope wholeheartedly embraces—so much so that Ralph worries he may lose the only friend he’s ever had.
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 hits theaters November 21, 2018.
Source: Inside The Magic