If you’re a gamer, you owe it to yourself to see Disney’s Wreck it Ralph; if only for a shot in the arm of nostalgia. The movie is filled with game references from the 80s and 90s, with little Easter Eggs scattered throughout the movie (such as the Metal Gear “!” at one point). Even though the film has Sonic and other Nintendo characters such as Bowser in it; it was missing Mario. Well, thankfully the movie has done so well that MovieHole reports that Disney is definitely looking into a sequel and they want to fit in the Italian plumber this time:
Mario is someone you’ll definitely see in the next one, says Moore. The only reason the character didn’t appear in the first film is because Moore couldn’t find anywhere for him to go, it wasn’t because Nintendo refused them.
“We’ll really come up with something good for Mario to do [in the next film]“, says Moore. “To be able to present him in the sequel, would be great”.
The idea that Nintendo refused him came from a joke he made at Comic Con that people misinterpreted. It really makes no sense as they had Bowser in the movie, so the explanation that they couldn’t figure out where to put him sounds truer.