- Antonio Banderas spoke to Comicbook.com in an interview published on Saturday.
- Banderas, 62, said he wants Tom Holland to reprise the role of Zorro if there is a new version.
- Banderas starred in “The Mask of Zorro” in 1998 and “The Legend of Zorro” in 2005.
Antonio Banderas revealed which celebrity he wants to reprise the role of Zorro in a reboot.
Banderas shared his thoughts during an interview with Nicole Drum from Comicbook.com while discussing”Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” a new film opening in theaters on December 21.
The outlet noted that Banderas’ fans often wonder if he will ever reprise his role as Alejandro Murrieta, aka Zorro, whom he played in 1998’s “The Mask of Zorro” and 2005’s “The Legend of Zorro.” When Drum asked who it was. I would like to see as the next Zorro, Banderas replied “without hesitation.”
“Tom Holland,” Banderas, 62, told Comicbook.com. “I did ‘Uncharted’ with him and he’s so energetic and fun and he also has this spark. Why not?”
Banderas added that he is open to playing Zorro in a new movie in the franchise, but mainly he wants to hand over to the next actor. In the first film, Anthony Hopkins’ character, Don Diego de la Vegas, gives the role of Zorro to Banderas’s character.
“I would consider that possibility. Why not?” Banderas said about giving the role to another actor. “I think during the interviews today I said something like that to someone… I said if they call him Zorro, I’ll do what Anthony Hopkins did in the first movie and I’ll pass the torch to someone else.”
While there’s no current news on a Zorro reboot, Banderas discussed the franchise in June 2021 with Patrick Ryan of USA Today. Banderas confirmed that director Quentin Tarantino approached him about a crossover between his 2012 film “Django Unchained” and the Zorro franchise.
“He just walked up to me and I said, ‘In your hands? Yeah, man!'” Banderas told USA Today. “Because Quentin just has that nature to make those kinds of movies and give them quality. Even if they’re based on those kinds of B-movies from the ’60s and ’70s, he can take that stuff and make something really interesting.”
He added: “We’ve never worked together, but it would be great because of him and Jamie Foxx and (playing) Zorro again when he’s a little older. It would be fantastic and fun and crazy.”