Antonio Banderas Reveals the Marvel Star He Thinks Should Take Over As Zorro (Exclusive)

Antonio Banderas has played many well-known roles in his career, starring in movies like in despair, Interview with the vampire, Cat in Bootsand many more, but he is perhaps most loved for his iconic role of Zorro in 1998 Zorro’s mask. In that film, Alejandro Murrieta of Banderas took on the role of Zorro, succeeding Anthony Hopkins’ Don Diego de la Vega. With the legacy sequels so popular with audiences, the idea of ​​a new Zorro is something many have wondered about. In an interview with ComicBook. com in front of Puss in Boots: The Last WishBanderas reveals who he’d like to see take over the Zorro legacy: Marvel star Tom Holland.

“Tom Holland,” Banderas said without hesitation. “I did Not charted with him and he is so energetic and fun and he has a spark too. Why not?”

Banderas also said he’d be open to coming back to play Zorro in a new movie so he could pass the mask on to someone else, just like Hopkins did with him.

“Yes, I would. I would consider that possibility. Why not?” Banderas said. “I think I said something like that to someone during today’s interviews… I said if they call it Zorro I’ll do what Anthony Hopkins did in the first movie and so pass the torch to someone else.”

This isn’t the first time Banderas has said he’s willing to return as Zorro in some capacity. Earlier this year, Banderas revealed that he had spoken with Quentin Tarantino at one point about the possibility of bringing the character back in a crossover with the Django, the character played by Jamie Foxx in Tarantino’s 2012 film. Django unleashed.

“He talked to me, I think on Oscar night [in 2020] when I was nominated for Pain and Glory. We saw each other at one of those parties,’ Banderas said. He just came up to me and I was like, ‘In your hands? Yes man!’ Because Quentin just has the nature to make those kinds of movies and give them quality. Even if they’re based on that kind of B-movie from the ’60s and ’70s, he can take that material and do something really interesting. 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 older. It would be fantastic and funny and crazy.”

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is in theaters this Christmas. The first screenings are in cinemas from November 26.

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