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Did The Super Mario Bros. Teaser Trailer Just Confirm A Big Rule About The Mushrooms?

As far as recognizable video game properties go, "Super Mario Bros." is pretty much at the top of the heap. Even people who don't play video games know exactly who the adventurous plumber is, and that's exactly how Nintendo wants it. It's no surprise, really, as the character has starred in dozens of games and has been the mascot for the company for decades.

Still, Mario is about to get even more famous, as "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" is about to blow up his spot in a pretty major way. Though the teaser trailer that has been released by Illumination and Nintendo has been relatively vague about the overall plot of the film, one thing's for sure: the Mushroom Kingdom is coming to the big screen. On that note, several mushrooms appeared in the sneak peek at "The Super Mario Bros. Movie," and a line of dialogue from mushroom expert Toad may have revealed more about this exciting new world than viewers originally thought.

Mushrooms might activate just by being touched in the movie

When Mario (Chris Pratt) first emerges from the warp pipe in the trailer for "The Super Mario Bros. Movie," he comes face-to-face with none other than Toad (Keegan-Michael Key), and the little guy's first words are a warning to the red-hatted plumber not to touch the many mushrooms that cover the landscape around them. Could this be an indication of how the power-ups work in the world of the movie?

Though it might seem far-fetched, any gamer worth their salt will tell you that the many different mushroom power-ups in "Super Mario Bros." activate when Mario touches them, not when he eats them. Since many mushrooms are edible, players might have long assumed that Mario has been eating them, but we never actually see him doing so. To make the point even more implicit, many fans will tell you that Mario hits blocks with his head, but that's actually not the case (via CBC), meaning not everything in these games is as it seems.

If this theory turns out to be correct, it could make the many transformations and superpowers of Mario in "The Super Mario Bros. Movie" that much easier to activate. Furthermore, these speedy changes could definitely come in handy when the mustachioed mascot inevitably faces off against Bowser (Jack Black) and his legion of koopas. Though we'll no doubt learn more about how things work in the lead-up to the spring release of the movie, this little hint could provide a window of insight into its world already.