By Nick Hintz
After first officially appearing in 1955, the classic Looney Tunes character and beloved symbol of Mexican culture, Speedy Gonzales could be headed for the big screen soon. Producer of the film, Dylan Sellars recently spoke with Deadline and said “We see this as an origin story of the great master, like a Robin Hood character, who ultimately ends up taking from the rich and giving to the poor. In a time where Donald Trump is gaining momentum, the world needs Speedy more than ever.”
Sellars comments suggest that the film could have a modern social commentary edge to it. It is also interesting to note that due to the characters’ popularity in Latin America two versions of the film are being produced, one for English-speaking audiences and one for Spanish-speaking audiences.
The film has been tentatively titled “Speedy” and will feature Mexico’s own Eugenio Derbez as the iconic Warner Brothers mouse. So far no release date has been set
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