I mean he makes sense more than most composers you could pick but honestly, why? Surely Nintendo could get one of the composers they've worked with other than him? Maybe one they still work with consistently? Like honestly, as much as I like Banjo Kazooie's OST, this guy's only Mario contribution is Mario + Rabbids, and that OST was mediocre as shit.
Don't think Nintendo would choose their composer based on who's publicly expressed interest, honestly.
Personally, I don't know much of Kirkhope's work, but I do know the Banjo songs that are in Smash and am very much not a fan.
Kirkhope work is excellent, and the Mario Movie would greatly benefit from having him as the composer. DKC, Mario + Rabbids, etc. His resume is masterclass.
Having said that, its not he is the only one who could do the job. Nintendo themselves have innumerous musicians that could pull it off too.
My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.
I'm not interested in the Mario movie, but Kirkhope is a fantastic composer and I think he'd do a great job.
I can't remember Nintendo ever caring about petitions though.
Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023. (And over 130 million lifetime)