Movie Fact #813 – April 6th, 2015:

The 1993 film “Super Mario Bros.”, based on the popular video game franchise from Nintendo, may have been considered a disaster critically and at the box office, albeit establishing a cult following since then, but imagine what almost was with it. Actor Danny DeVito was approached to play Mario (Played by Bob Hoskins) and direct the film but wanted to read the script before signing while actors Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Keaton were both approached to play the part of King Koopa (Played by Dennis Hopper).

All three actors above decided not to accept the offers, but Lightmotive, the small production company that made the film, managed to secure actor Tom Hanks for the role of Mario with some film executives believing that Hanks was worth more than the studio could afford, but Hanks was later dismissed and Hoskins was hired cause he was believed to be a more profitable actor.

I wonder if any of these actors.creative forces could have salvaged the film? My what could have been.

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