Yes, Antonio is back. I don’t know how I feel about this. I really enjoyed the first Mask of Zorro film. I thought it was cute and Anthony Hopkins was AMAZING in it. But the story was told. It was done. I’m not really sure why they feel the need to go back to it. Are Antonio Banderas and Catharine Zeta Douglas Jones really just hard up for a hit film? I don’t know. Teletext reports the following:
Antonio Banderas has revealed that the Mask Of Zorro sequel will be “deeper” than the first film. He said: “Steven Spielberg said to me, ‘We want to make more of an adult movie, talk about more of the human stuff and the relationship between you and your wife’.” Banderas added that the film would still contain stunts and would probably begin shooting in March in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico
Something else that worries me about this project is that fact that it looks like Anthony Hopkins is also returning for the film. Ummm√¢‚Ç¨¬¶ didn’t he DIE in the last one?!?! I love Hopkins, but to have him back in the sequel (even if it is just for some flashback scenes) is just a pathetic stunt to put some “name” power in the film. This suggests that the story won’t be strong enough to stand on it’s own. Oh well, time will tell.