Saturday Night Live envisioned HBO’s next big franchise with a dark and gritty take Super Mario Bros. of The last of us star Pedro Pascal! Pascal is currently involved in one of the biggest TV and video game franchises out there right now as the star of HBO’s biggest recent hit, The Last of Us, and video game fans have been praising it from the start for how well the original game has translated to the screen. But there were also fans who wondered what other video games could stand a chance at such a complete overhaul.
It’s probably a far cry from what Saturday Night Live thinks HBO will do next, as they’ve envisioned a full gritty take on the Super Mario Bros. franchise (licensing would be something to sort out right away) that’s inspired by everything what happens inside The last of us. With Pascal starring as Mario Mario himself, it’s certainly a fun idea that could work in a much grittier sort of context:
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How to watch The Last of Us
While it’s far from a gritty look Super Mario Bros. you can now find Pedro Pascal in The last of us. New episodes of the series debut every Sunday night on HBO Max, and you can also stream the rest of the available episodes if you want to catch up. The series has been confirmed for a second season, so that means you can jump right in without worrying about whether or not it will continue. There is a huge one SuperMario release fans will also be able to check out soon.
The Super Mario Bros. movie will hit theaters in North America on April 17, 2023 and the voice cast includes Chris Pratt, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Day, Seth Rogen, Jack Black, Keegan-Michael Key. Video game fans have a lot to look forward to in the coming weeks, so now it’s just a matter of seeing what can follow The Last of Us success in terms of adaptation. However, it probably won’t be as gritty as this sketch.
What do you think of the idea of Pedro Pascal as a gritty Mario? Which game do you think Pedro Pascal should play next? Let us know all your thoughts about it in the comments!
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