Chances are, at some point in your life, you’ve played Mario Kart. If you haven’t, you should probably fix that immediately. But if you have, you know the mass appeal of the game stems from how un-realistic of a game it is. You’re controlling cartoons driving go-karts throwing shells and banana peels at one another. It’s a silly and stimulating fantasy.
Or so it would seem. Because Hugh Jackman came across some individuals playing real-life Mario Kart in Tokyo, where he is currently promoting his film Logan. Jackman shot video of the Mario Kart racers, sounding as excited as any other diehard Mario Kart fan, cheering on Mario, Luigi, and Princess Peach.
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“We’re here waiting for the green light and we’re in Tokyo and who’s gonna…. Oh! It’s Mario Kart!” Jackman said in voiceover, absolutely delighted. “Princess Peach! They’re all there.”
He kept filming long enough for the light to change and urge on the Mario Kart racers zip through the streets of Tokyo.
As you wait for Wolverine to become a playable Mario Kart character, you can watch Jackman’s Logan, which came out on DVD and Blu-Ray in the United State this past Tuesday.