Antonio Banderas Wants Tom Holland to Star as Zorro

Antonio Banderas

Antonio Banderas is making it known who he wants to take over as Zorro, and that someone is Tom Holland. 

Banderas, now 62, starred as the masked vigilante in 1998’s The Mask of Zorro and the 2005 sequel The Legend of Zorro. Both films saw success at the box office, with The Mask of Zorro bringing in $250 million against a $95 million budget and the sequel earning $142.4 million against a budget of $75 million.

In an interview with ComicBook.com, Banderas notes that his Uncharted co-star Holland would be the ideal pick for the role.

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“I did ‘Uncharted’ with him, and he’s so energetic and fun, and he’s got this spark too. Why not?” Banderas says.

In fact, Banderas even reveals he’d consider returning for a third Zorro film in order to pass the mask on to Holland, just as his predecessor, Sir Anthony Hopkins, did in The Mask of Zorro.

“Yes, I would. I would consider that possibility. Why not?” Banderas confirms. “I think, during today’s interviews, I said something like that to somebody. I said, ‘Well, if they called me to do Zorro, I would do what Anthony Hopkins did in the first (for) me, (which is) give the torch to somebody else.'”

Banderas Approached By Tarantino for a ‘Zorro’ and ‘Django Unchained’ Crossover

Meanwhile, Antonio Banderas had also revealed that he was approached by legendary director Quentin Tarantino about a Zorro and Django Unchained crossover film that would have seen him teaming up with Jamie Foxx.

“He talked to me, I think on the Oscar night (in 2020), when I was nominated for ‘Pain and Glory’. We saw each other at one of those parties.” Banderas recalls.

“He just came up to me, and I was like, ‘In your hands? Yeah, man!’ Because Quentin just had that nature to do those types of movies and give them quality. Even if they are based on those types of B-movies of the 60s and 70s, he can take that material and do something really interesting.” he added.

Banderas also noted that he thinks Tarantino’s filmmaking style would be perfect for a potential crossover movie. And furthermore, he would have loved the chance to work with both Foxx and Tarantino.

“We’ve never worked together, but it would be great because of him, because of Jamie Foxx, and because of (playing) Zorro again when he’s a little bit older. It would be fantastic and funny and crazy.”

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