Hollywood’s leading star looks unrecognizable dressed up as a video game character for a hilarious music video – can you guess who that is?
Jack Black looks unrecognizable as he sports a bushy gray beard like the character Bowser from Super Mario Bros. Movie Bowser for an entertaining new music video.
The 53-year-old actor, who is the voice of Bowser in the movie, is seen climbing through a window before perching on a peach-colored piano in the clip.
He is seen wearing an eye-catching green suit and black helmet with metal studs around the headgear.
The helmet features a bright red feather detail at the top that drapes over Jack’s shoulders.
In the clip, he can be heard repeating the song Peaches, which appears in the movie and was written by Jack.
new guy? Jack Black, 53, looks unrecognizable as he sports a bushy gray beard like the character Bowser from Super Mario Bros. in Bowser for an entertaining new music video
Animation: The actor is the voice of Bowser in the animated movie (filmed in a special for Universal Pictures’ Super Mario Bros. at Regal LA Live this month)
Jack, who is part of the rock comedy duo Tenacious D, is seen dancing in the video, which was directed by Lyrical Lemonade’s Cole Bennett.
said co-director of the film Aaron Horvath Rolling Stone: Jack Black is an amazing singer and musician, so we spent a night writing the song and sent the demo to Jack.
Two days later, Jack sent us a completed itinerary. He added his own twist to it and his pianist played an original piece of music to it.
It comes after Jack said it didn’t make sense to play Bowser in a Super Mario Bros. movie.
The star voices the fire-breathing antagonist in the new film adaptation of the Nintendo video game series and had no doubts about taking on the role given the film’s established audience.
Jack told the BBC: “My instinct was to say ‘yes’ right away, but then my agent said, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa.’ wait a moment. Let’s negotiate with them.”
But for me, it’s one of those no-brainers. “They want you to play bowser in Super Mario Brothers?” This sounds like a home run. A built-in audience of children around the world is familiar with this brand.
You get that, and it was made by Illumination that has done some of my favorite animations over the years.
Costume: He is seen wearing an eye-catching green suit and black helmet with metal studs around the headgear
Bold Apparel: The helmet features a bright red feather detail at the top that drapes over Jack’s shoulders
Making Music: In the clip, he can be heard reciting the song Peaches that appeared in the movie and was written by Jack
Movie magic: Jack voices the character Bowser (left) in the movie, where he’s seen alongside Luigi, who’s voiced by Charlie Day
Who wouldn’t want to celebrate with this band? It’s two giant brands coming together in a perfect whirlwind of entertainment.
The new flick is the latest in the trend of video game adaptations – a follow-up from the Uncharted movie and The Last of Us TV series – and Jack believes the impact of video games will be felt on both big and small screens for years to come.
“In the future, film and television will continue to use the stories told in video games, because this market seems to be growing and growing exponentially,” said the School of Rock star.
The TV and movie industries appear to be experiencing a slight downturn. It will be interesting to see what happens to the entertainment industry over the next 20-30 years, but I think we will see more storytelling from the gaming world.
Good career move: Jack said it didn’t make sense to play Bowser in the Super Mario Bros. movie (filmed in LA this month)