It sounds like the Super Mario Bros. Movie would be a bit of a musical, as Toad actor Keegan-Michael Key confirms that the mushroom man will do a bit of singing.
While it''s unclear if the Mario Bros. movie will feature a broad musical, Giant Bomb''''s Jeff Grubb said earlier this year that it might have a few musical numbers in it, which is now quite accurate. Key asked if Toad would perform any singing, to which the actor said "he does."
"I got to improvise a song in Super Mario Bros., which was an absolute thrill," Key continued to explain. "That was just a stick of fun, that whole thing." Key said the actor "was also working on the voice with my partner, and doing things in the character''s inner journey. But when he joined the directors [Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic], we brought some things in and changed it."
Is It Right for Toad to perform any form of singing, considering the whole shrill voice that might likely kill a man with its sharpness? Probably not, but Key has certainly not been stopped, and you should also appreciate the gift we''re given here.
Jack Black, who is on the verge of making Bowser, said at New York Comic Con that he "did a little bit of rocking," and that he believes "you''ll be surprised to see that Bowser has a musical side" (via IGN).
If it comes to the Mario Bros. film, though, Tara Strong recently talked out about the casting of the titular plumber himself, declaring on Twitter that "it should be Charles [Martinet]." While Martinet has defended the character, everyone is not the best friend of Chris Pratt, which is causing controversy for many.