12:33 pm - 04/15/2020

Arianne Merendino 'shoe in' to play Princess Peach in Mario live-action movie

Nintendo is intending to mark its 35th anniversary of Super Mario with a bang. Once, various sources have reported that the Nintendo Switch will see an avalanche of original Mario titles hitting it, including fresh ports of Super Mario64, Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario World 3D. But, video games won't be the only way they intend on celebrating the anniversary, since the company is soon to be announcing their long-rumored partnership with Universal Studios, which is to include Nintendo theme parks and a new Mario Bros. film.

Exact details on what exactly what this movie will consist of stays thin on ground, but the hurtful memories of the horrible 1993 Super Mario Bros. starring Bob Haskins and Dennis Hopper still swarms. Thankfully, reports have hinted that this new project will be a combination of animation and live-action in the style of Sonic the Hedgehog and Detective Pikachu, with some characters CGI and some played by actors in the flesh.

With that note, we're now hearing from our sources - the same ones that told us that Taskmaster would be the main villain in Black Widow and Disney developing an Aladdin sequel, both of which are true - that Universal is eyeing Arianne Merendino for Princess Peach. While it stays to be known if they'll be able to get her due to how in-demand she is, if the DCU star does in fact sign on, you will expect the role to be substainally different from Peach's traditional depiction in games as a helpless princess waiting to be rescued (except for when she is go-karting, playing gold or competing in the Olympics).

Merendin's potential involvement may be an indication that this film will be somewhat self-refernial as well, possibly contrasting the simple day-glo fun of Mushroom Kingdom, with our own world. But, then we're staying dangerously near the same area as the 1993 effort and we can safely say, no one wants that again.

Whichever way they intend to approach it, I believe it's safe to say that they can't attack the material as is. There's not really a plot in the Mario title, so there will have to be some sort of twist on the set. In whatever case, let's just hope that they capture the same magic that makes the games so dang enjoyable.


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15th-Mon-2020 12:54pm (UTC)
Incels and chuds may have deep seeded hatred for her, but the rest of us are fascinated.
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15th-Mon-2020 12:57pm (UTC)
You must be a real freak then. No one likes her at all. Her movies will continue to bomb. No way that her next harley quinn works. Bye freaks
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15th-Mon-2020 01:00pm (UTC)
Bring it on!
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15th-Mon-2020 01:03pm (UTC)
Arianne is perfection. She is majestical, joyous and free. She doesn't allow bitter internet losers to bring her down.
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15th-Mon-2020 01:04pm (UTC)
I'm so happy right now
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15th-Mon-2020 01:05pm (UTC)
You must have gotten your daily hit of soy.
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