Antonio Banderas Endorses Tom Holland to Star in a Zorro Reboot
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It’s probably just a matter of time before the masked swordsman known as Zorro gets his next reboot, and one previous actor known for playing the role is endorsing Tom Holland. In 1998, Antonio Banderas famously played the role in the hit film The Mask of Zorrolater returning to reprise the part in 2006’s The Legend of Zorro. Banderas spoke with Quentin Tarantino about possibly returning as Zorro one last time in a Django Unchained crossover, though the project fizzled out before that could happen.
In a new interview with ComicBook.com, Banderas touched on the state of the Zorro franchise. He confirmed that he’d be happy to reprise his role as Zorro, but in a way that sees him passing on the torch to a new actor, much in the way Anthony Hopkins had for him in The Mask of Zorro. But who would Banderas want to see serving as his successor in the role of Zorro? He would have to say Tom Holland after what he saw from the actor during their work together on Uncharted. From the interview:
Whether Holland gets that call remains to be seen. In recent years, there have been various reports of Zorro getting rebooted, and one such project is reportedly happening at Disney+ with That ’70s Show star Wilmer Valderrama. On The Drew Barrymore Show in May, Valderrama teased that the reboot would be a “Zorro for this generation.” Perhaps it’s not too late for Banderas to get a cameo, even if his choice actor of Holland isn’t the person playing the new Zorro.
There hasn’t formally been a sequel announced for Unchartedbut there have been reports of tentative plans for sequels to be developed. It may not be Zorro, but Uncharted features Holland taking on the role of Nathan Drake, the adventurer featured as the playable character of the Uncharted video games. Banderas played the villain in the film.
As for where Holland will wind up next, there have also been reports that he’ll be back as Peter Parker in another Spider-Man film, hardly a surprise given the immense success of Spider-Man: No Way Home. He is also set to play Fred Astaire in an upcoming biopic and plays a main role in an upcoming Apple TV+ series called The Crowded Roomwhich is based on the true stories of people coping with mental illness.