Seth Rogen Hints at 'Fast and Furious'-Style Spin-Off for His 'Mario Bros.' Character
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The 40-year-old actor, who voices Donkey Kong in the upcoming animated movie, admits that there is 'a lot of opportunity' for the primate to land a standalone project.

AceShowbiz - Seth Rogen has hinted his Donkey Kong character could be part of a "Fast and Furious" - style spin-off movie. The 40-year-old actor voices the anthropomorphic necktie-wearing gorilla in forthcoming computer-animated fantasy film "The Super Mario Bros. Movie", and has admitted there is "a lot of opportunity" for the primate to land a standalone project.

He told Collider, "There's a lot of opportunity there. I think the family unit of the Kongs seems to be - and if the 'Fast and Furious' movies have taught us anything [it's] that it's all about family."

Rogen also admitted there is a motoring link between car franchise "Fast and Furious" and Donkey Kong and his go-kart-loving family, who include Cranky, Diddy, Dixie and Tiny Kong. He added, "They've got those go-karts. There's a lot of crossover!"

Earlier this week, Rogen admitted his approach to playing Donkey Kong was to ensure he had a "good comedic dynamic with the other characters" and that he could be comical in scenes.

He told Entertainment Tonight, "The voice sounds like me. I've done a lot of these. I don't change my voice. I'm not one of those actors. For me [it was about] finding a way that the character has a good comedic dynamic with the other characters and making sure I feel like I can just be funny in the scenes. That was my approach to Donkey Kong. Where that landed was this idea that he just hates Mario [voiced by Chris Pratt] and that he's really annoyed that he's stuck with him the whole movie."

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