Why John Leguizamo Says He Has The Secret Sauce For The Super Mario Bros. Script

John Leguizamo played Luigi in the “Super Mario Bros.” movie. Up until recently, his was the only Mario movie in town. However, with a new Illumination animated film on the horizon, soon there will be a new Luigi, a new Mario, and a new everyone else from the Mushroom Kingdom.

Back in September, Leguizamo responded to the news of the new film, tweeting, “So glad #superMariobros is getting a reboot! Obviously it’s iconic enuff. But too bad they went all white! No Latinx in the leads! Groundbreaking color-blind casting in original! Plus I’m the only one who knows how to make this movie work script wise!”

John Leguizamo is no stranger to writing, especially for his own performances. He both wrote and performed for multiple Broadway shows like “Freak,” “American Buffalo,” and “Latin History for Morons” as well as putting together multiple TV specials.

“I know how to fix that script, because I was in it, and I was arguing with the writers and creators at the time, going, ‘This needs that, and this needs this, and she should do this. And when she does that, this,'” Leguizamo explained when we asked him about why only he can get Mario right.

However, if you were hoping for the elevator pitch, don’t hold your breath. “I know what that secret sauce is, but I ain’t giving it up for free, bro.” Fair enough.

John Leguizamo is currently playing Bruno Madrigal in Disney’s “Encanto,” which is in theaters now.

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