ZORRO Star Antonio Banderas Thinks Tom Holland Should Take On The Role

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ZORRO Star Antonio Banderas Thinks Tom Holland Should Take On The Role

By Movieguide® Contributor

Actor Antonio Banderas, known for his role as the masked hero Zorro, believes one of his recent co-stars, Tom Holland, would be a perfect fit for the role in a future reboot.

Banderas played the famous sword fighter in THE MASK OF ZORRO and THE LEGEND OF ZORRO. 

A portion of Movieguide®’s review of THE LEGEND OF ZORRO reads:

THE LEGEND OF ZORRO is filled with exciting action, humor and American patriotism. It has a very strong Christian worldview with very strong moral values. Despite some problems, these positive traits get clearer and clearer as the story goes along. The movie’s first half may be a little confusing, however, so MOVIEGUIDE® advises a light caution, especially for younger children.

There is no confirmed Zorro movie in the works, but the actor knows who he would pass the role along to if studios came calling. 

“If they called me to do ZORRO, I would do what Anthony Hopkins did for me, which is to pass the torch,” Banderas explained. In THE MASK OF ZORRO, Hopkins played an older version of Zorro who passed the mantle down to Banderas’ character. 

So, who would Banderas pass the iconic role to? Holland, who he co-starred with in UNCHARTED. 

“He’s so energetic and fun,” Banderas said of the SPIDER-MAN star. “He’s got this spark, too.” 

There might not be a Zorro movie in the works, but there is a show. Movieguide® previously reported:

Actor Wilmer Valderrama, known for NCIS and THAT ’70s SHOW, will star as “Zorro” in an upcoming ZORRO series through Disney Branded Television.

Valderrama would wear the mask of Zorro as the alter-ego of Don Diego de la Vega. The series is based on the 1950s Disney and ABC series, ZORRO.  

“We’re reimagining this Disney classic as a compelling period piece, set in Pueblo de Los Angeles, but told in a very modern telenovela style — with richly drawn contemporary characters and relationships set against the action, drama, suspense and humor of the original, iconic Zorro,” Ayo Davis, president of Disney Branded Television, said. “Wilmer shares our commitment to reflect the interesting and rich diversity of the human experience and we look forward to delivering a culturally relevant and entertaining story with definitional characters that will connect with our viewers for generations to come.”

“Growing up, Zorro was the one character that made me, as a Latino, feel like I could be a hero,” Valderrama added. “As an adult and a storyteller, I have a responsibility in the stories that I help bring to life. To partner with [executive producer] Gary [Marsh] and Disney to bring Zorro back into the family after 60 years and be a part of the legacy for other children to know they too can be the heroes of their own stories is a dream come true.”