SUPER SMASH BROTHERS! THE MOVIE!
HEROES Part 1
Mario: Jon Favreau
Essentially the protagonist of the film Mario is the one the entire Mushroom Kingdom looks up to. He’s at a pretty stable point in his life as he’s married to Princess Peach and hasn’t heard of Bowser for years. That is until Bowser shows up at his doorstop with an army of mindless drones led by him and Ganondorf. Mario gets thrown out of the Mushroom Kingdom with Luigi and Yoshi and has to find a way to stop Bowser. To play the stout Italian superhero I pick the lovable John Favreau. While he’s not leading man quality exactly, neither is Mario. I don’t have a genius explanation so I hope people just get this like I do.
Luigi: Jason Schwartzman
Luigi is the Robin to Mario’s Batman. After he and Mario are kicked out of the Kingdom the two of them (with Yoshi) have to fight through hordes of monsters let loose by Ganondorf on the world. Schwartzman’s a comedy actor in all regards, but if you look at Luigi he’s essentially the comedy guy of the Mario series. I think it also helps that Schwartzman’s younger than Favreau, so it adds to the big brother little brother concept.
Peach: Sienna Miller
Mario’s basically lucky that he’s saved Peach’s life about fifty times, because I doubt she would give him much thought otherwise. He’s pretty much as average as you can get without the rescue hero part and Peach is the perfect princess. She’s royalty and as such is a little stuck up, but when Bowser takes over the kingdom she’ll try and fight him as much as she can. I’d like to see Sienna Miller as the princess of the Mushroom Kingdom. She’s got a regality to her that I think is sometimes lost in transition pf Mario games.
Link: Jonathan Rhys Meyers
First of all I think that Link and Zelda should be a little bit older than they are in the games. After spending time after saving Hyrule from Ganondorf, Link is given a message by his fairy Navi. Navi tells him how Ganondorf has attacked the Mushroom Kingdom worlds away and he must fight him. Link is transported to the Kingdom by Navi and has to reface his old enemy. I think I use Meyers too much in these rounds but he’d be great to play the knight of Hyrule because of his confidence. Like my Mario choice I can’t think of too good of a description but I hope that people see the cast the way I do.
Zelda/Sheik: Missy Peregrym
At the beginning of the film Zelda and Link are happy together. When they find out that Ganondorf is still alive she makes Link take her with him and they have to fight their way through the Mushroom Kingdom to stop Bowser. Zelda is not the damsel in distress that Peach is, she’s more of a warrior than she lets off and as such needs to be played by someone intense. Missy Peregrym usually plays characters who are tough in character but have softer sides to them. I think she could bring that toughness that Zelda needs.
Samus Aran: Yvonne Strahovski
In this film Samus is searching the cosmoses searching for Ridley. In it she meets up with Fox patrolling the Lylat system and Captain Falcon back on his home planet. While it seems unconnected to the other story, the three of them end up finding Ridley on the Mushroom Kingdom fighting with Bowser and Ganondorf. I could see Samus developing a friendship with the two. If you see the fantastic show Chuck, you’ll understand this pick.
Fox McCloud: Michael J. Fox
Fox is kind of a cocky little guy, even though he’s a great hero and all of that. He’s thrown when he realizes no one’s heard of him outside of the Lylat system and works to prove that he can really do a lot of the things he says he can. When Samus comes to him for information on Ridley Fox takes her to Captain Falcon’s world and the three continue their fight to the Kingdom. I think Michael J. Fox can still pull of the charm and wit he always portrayed in his earlier roles to bring Fox to life. And the whole Fox playing Fox thing was an accident.
Captain Falcon: Johnny Knoxville
On his home world, Captain Falcon is the ****. He races cars fast, he drinks a lot and he hunts down criminals for a living. He’ll have a mutual hatred with Samurai Goroh and will join Samus and Fox as they try to find Ridley. it would be explained that Ridley would have gone to Falcon’s planet and rigged the races so that Goroh would win and join Ridley on their way to the Mushroom Kingdom. I see Captain Falcon as kind of a cocky jackass. Johnny Knoxville, there you go.
Ness: Masi Oka
I think it would be cool if we don’t see Ness as the little kid that he was in the games, but grown up and pretty much a geek. Sure he saved his world but everyone else moved on. I could see him teaming up with Ash and Kirby to go against their enemies and prove that he’s still a hero. How they get to the Mushroom Kingdom and meet up I don’t know. Now is Masi Oka anything but perfect to play a grown up version of Ness? I think not.
Ash Ketchum: Shia LaBeouf
Ash Ketchum is basically as you see him in the cartoon. He’s a jokester and a little inept but he knows to do the right thing. I would have Ash teaming up with Ness and Kirby some way but I’m not sure how, probably to stop Mewtwo. Have him with Pikachu, Charizard, Squirtle, Ivysaur, Snorlax and Donphan just to show that he is in fact a great trainer and have some cool action scenes. I wanted to cast someone Asian in this but couldn’t find anyone right so I went with Mr. LaBeouf. I think he brings the charm necessary to play Ash.
And that's part one of the heroes.