A moment of silence for these scrapped Mario Movie character designs

Mario Bros movie poster
(Image credit: Nintendo)

The Mario Movie was undoubtedly a huge success, storming the box offices in 2023. While I'd consider the film to be a fitting homage to the iconic games, new concept art reveals that the film could've featured even more familiar faces. A moment of silence for our forgotten faves – I'm looking at you Toadette.

While video game adaptations are hotter (and better) than ever, it's strange to see what could've been. With a new Mario Movie set to release in 2026, hopefully we'll see a few more forgotten characters making a well-deserved cameo. In retrospect, I can't believe the Mario Movie didn't feature Princess Daisy – I better see justice for Luasiy in 2026!

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Natalie Fear
Staff Writer

Natalie is Creative Bloq's staff writer. With an eye for trending topics and a passion for internet culture, she brings you the latest in art and design news. A recent English Literature graduate, Natalie enjoys covering the lighter side of the news and brings a fresh and fun take to her articles. Outside of work (if she’s not glued to her phone), she loves all things music and enjoys singing sweet folky tunes.