A “Donkey Kong” movie starring Seth Rogen is in the works
Seth Rogen to star in Donkey Kong film, having voiced the role in upcoming computer animated film Super Mario Bros. film directed by Aaron Horvath and Michael Jelenic. According to Giant monster robot, Donkey Kong will become the next Nintendo movie at Illumination Entertainment, and is currently in development.
It’s important to take reports like these with a grain of salt, as many projects have been in development for years before they actually come to fruition – if they even happen. Probably, the arrival of a standalone Donkey Kong film will have a lot to do with the success of the Super Mario Bros. Animation Film. If Illumination feels there is potential for a lucrative franchise, we can probably expect to see more Nintendo characters take center stage in their own spinoffs.
With Chris Pratt voicing the lead role of Mario, the Super Mario Bros. will star Charlie Day as Luigi and Anya Taylor-Joy as Princess Peach. Jack Black will play Bowser, Keegan-Michael Key will appear as Toad and Rogen, of course, will be Donkey Kong. The world of Nintendo is full of iconic characters, so who knows? Maybe one day we’ll have a full Nintendo Cinematic Universe.
If Rogen were to agree to make a Donkey Kong movie, he would have to balance it with his production duties for his next CG adaptation of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Until reports of a solo Donkey Kong movie can be confirmed, all we can do for now is look forward to the Nintendo movie that is confirmed. We’ll first check out Rogen’s Donkey Kong when the Super Mario Bros. the film arrives on December 21, 2022.