Antonio Banderas has spoken up about reprising his role as Zorro after it emerged Quentin Tarantino’s Django/Zorro crossover film has been canned.
Tarantino had been preparing an exciting crossover film that would bring iconic western character Django and beloved pulp hero Zorro together, based on a crossover comic series. Tarantino gave his spin on the former with Django Unchained in 2012.
Now, as the project grinds to a stop, Zorro actor Antonio Banderas has praised the exciting concept.
Quentin Tarantino’s Django/Zorro crossover is dead, for now
Antonio Banderas, speaking with USA Today, had been asked whether he’d spoken to Quentin Tarantino about the thrilling crossover. The actor said: “He talked to me, I think on the Oscar night when I was nominated for Pain and Glory.
“He just came up to me and I was like, ‘In your hands? Yeah, man!’ Because Quentin just has that nature to do those types of movies and give them quality.”
Banderas said the Kill Bill director has a talent for crafting material “B-movies of the 60s and 70s” and doing “something really interesting.”
“We’ve never worked together, but it would be great because of him, because of Jamie Foxx, and because of Zorro again when he’s a little bit older. It would be fantastic and funny and crazy,” continued Banderas.
Banderas isn’t sure whether he would reprise the role, however: “I don’t know… I’m gonna turn 62 this summer, so I don’t know if I can play that character in the same way I used to.”
Unfortunately, the project’s screenwriter Jerrod Carmichael has confirmed the film is dead. “It’s actually an incredible script that came in from that Django/Zorro that I would love for Sony to figure out, but I realize the impossibility of it. But I still think we wrote a $500 million film,” he told GQ.
Quentin Tarantino has been rumored to be drafting up a Kill Bill sequel as his final film before retirement, but we’re still holding to the Zorro dream.