Jack Black’s portrayal of Bowser in the upcoming Super Mario Bros. was partially inspired by the main antagonist of Star Wars, Darth Vader.

Talk to IGN (opens in a new tab), Black has said he enjoys playing the bad guy and often prefers the bad guys to the good guys in movies. “A lot of times, villains are my favorite characters in movies, just because they’re so interesting and they make the drama and excitement 10x more effective. It’s like, Darth Vader is my favorite part of Star Wars, and without Darth Vader, this movie is really boring. You have to have the spice of real danger, the evil that lurks in the shadows. So I was excited to take that.