Antonio Banderas has revealed that Quentin Tarantino approached him about an idea for a crossover between Django Unchained and The Mask of Zorro.
In 1998, Banderas starred in The Mask of Zorro, while Jamie Foxx starred in Django Unchained in 2012.
The former takes place in 1821, while the latter is in 1858, so the timelines could certainly come together if Banderas was to play an older version of his character Alejandro Murrieta.
Tarantino, it seems, is a fan of the Mask of Zorro movie as he spoke to Banderas about collaborating during a conversation at the Academy Awards.
"He talked to me, I think on the Oscar night when I was nominated for 'Pain and Glory'. We saw each other at one of those parties," the Spaniard told USA Today.
"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.
"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."
An older, wiser Zorro?
In The Mask of Zorro, Anthony Hopkins played the original version of the character, Don Diego de la Vega. He acted as a mentor figure to Banderas, who believes that, at the age of 61/62, he would actually undertake that role now.
"I don't know. If I do Zorro again, I would actually be the character played by Anthony Hopkins in the first one," he added.
"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."
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Mask of Zorro, The
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