Disney currently has a ton of IPs at their disposal to make remakes or reboots of and even turn into new streaming shows for their streaming service. Enter Zorro! The masked vigilante last played to perfection by Antonio Banderas in two films. Now the hero is set to ride once more with…Wilmer Valderrama. The “That 70s Show” star will EP and star as the title character Don Diego de la Vega and his alter ego, the titular masked horseman.
The project is executive produced by former Disney Branded Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer Gary Marsh under the multiyear production deal for his banner at Disney General Entertainment, and John Gertz of Zorro Productions, Inc.
“We’re reimagining this Disney classic as a compelling period piece, set in Pueblo de Los Angeles, but told in a very modern telenovela style — with richly drawn contemporary characters and relationships set against the action, drama, suspense, and humor of the original, iconic Zorro,” said Ayo Davis, President of Disney Branded Television. “Wilmer shares our commitment to reflect the interesting and rich diversity of the human experience and we look forward to delivering a culturally relevant and entertaining story with definitional characters that will connect with our viewers for generations to come.”
This sounds waaaay better than what being tossed around for the character a few months back. I forgot who was spearheading it but it would have involved a female Zorro in the future. Yeah…we’ll take the Valderrama/Zorro series instead.