So, Danny DeVito wants to be Wario – but is he really the best fit for Mario’s gassy counterpart?

Years ago, when word started spreading round that a live-action Pokemon movie was finally being made, and it turned out to be a Detective Pikachu film of all things, everyone quickly came together to unanimously agree there was only one person who could play the titular electric mouse: Danny DeVito. Of course, ultimately the role went to Ryan Reynolds, who inflicted his usual sarcastic charm upon the character delivering a genuinely funny film. I’m sure like me many of you are still bitter that the Always Sunny in Philadelphia actor didn’t get the role, but dear reader, I wish to inspire new hope into your hearts.

Last week the iconic actor spoke with The Movie Dweeb in an interview promoting his latest film, Poolman, where he was asked about the possibility of playing none other than Wario in a future Super Mario Bros Movie sequel. “You never know what happens in the world, I’m up for a lot of things,” DeVito responded, continuing, “you know I’m ready to do a lot of things, so whatever’s coming, you know I look at, see, I evaluate, I mean you know… let them know, you should tell them that I’m going to take them to the cleaners but that I should be in the movie.”

Yeah, sure, you can call me basic for wanting the obvious choice here, but I don’t care, DeVito is just consistently a joy to watch in anything he’s in, and you know there would be no one better than him to play Wario. But this also raises an important question – what about other classic Mario characters? Who is the Waluigi to Danny DeVito’s Wario? The Daisy to Anya Taylor-Joy’s Peach? Is there anyone that could truly capture Yoshi’s gravitas? I don’t know if I have all the answers, but at the very least here’s who I’d pick for some of these popular Mario characters (though I doubt all of them will even end up in future films).

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