Those of you hoping to catch a glimpse of Mario in the forthcoming Disney movie Wreck-It-Ralph 2 will be disappointed to hear that he won’t be making an appearance in the sequel. The news was shared during a recent interview with Josie Trinidad (Head of Story), Jason Hand (Story Artist), and Natalie Nourigat (Story Artist). The reason he is not appearing is due to the fact that they do not have the rights for that particular character. It will be interesting to hear who makes it into the film which releases on the 21st of November 2018.
“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.”