Tom Holland is among the top-rated actors right now and studios are clamoring to have him star in their films. His success as Spider-Man led Sony to believe that he’d be a good Nathan Drake in Uncharted. And besides that, he has starred in multiple movies in the last few years. Now that he will continue to play Spider-Man, we can be sure that he’ll be grabbing many other roles along the way. But apparently, one of those roles could even be Zorro, as that’s what the previous Zorro actor, Antonio Banderas also wants.
Tom Holland as the Next Zorro?
Antonio Banderas is famous for quite a few roles in his career. He starred in films like Desperado, Interview With the Vampire, and Puss in Boots among others. But his standout role to this date remains to be Zorro in 1998’s The Mask of Zorro. Now that he is returning to voice the cool Cat in Boots in the upcoming Puss in Boots sequel, he has been on a press tour to promote the movie. So, while speaking with ComicBook, he was asked about his choice to be the next Zorro. And the actor simply replied:
“Tom Holland. I did Uncharted with him and he’s so energetic and fun and he’s got this spark, too. Why not?”
Clearly, Banderas loved his Uncharted co-star and thinks that he’d be a great choice for Zorro.
What About Antonio Banderas’ Return Though?
While Holland’s acrobats might allow him to be a good enough Zorro, ComicBook also asked Banderas whether he himself would like to return as the iconic character. And the 62-year-old actor replied positively:
“Yes, I would. I would consider that possibility. Why not? I think during today’s interviews I said something like that to somebody… I said that if they call it Zorro, I will do what Anthony Hopkins did in the first movie and so give the torch to somebody else.”
Well, it would be nice to see him as an old Zorro. He is still pretty fit for his age and could bring back the same magic.
In fact, Banderas also spoke to director Quentin Tarantino about a potential crossover between Jamie Foxx’s Django and Banderas’ Alejandro Murrieta (aka Zorro). He said:
“He just came up to me, and I was like, ‘In your hands? Yeah, man!’ Because Quentin just has that nature to do those type 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. 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.”
In a day and age of superhero crossover events, it would be nice to see an old-school crossover directed by one of Hollywood’s legends. Maybe this major team-up should be Quentin Tarantino’s last movie. Or perhaps someone else could pick up the reigns too.
But if the Zorro franchise needs a reboot then Tom Holland, or maybe even someone like Taron Egerton would be a nice choice for it.