It’s surprising that in the decade where every hero and his sidekick have been cast in their own TV series, films, franchises, Looney Tunes haven’t yet compiled their own, all-star team in an Avengers-style pastiche.
Perhaps Hank Nelken felt the same way, after he recently announced he was working on a Speedy Gonzales feature film with the support of Warner Bro’s and producer Dylan Sellers.
Long apart from his 1953 origins, Speedy will zoom into a contemporary America, and while the details of the film remain discreet, there’s a great potential for the film to play the role of Trump antagonist.
Mexican actor Eugenio Derbez has been cast to voice the speedy mice.
Speaking on his early fondness for the character in an interview with Deadline, Derbez said “He was like a superhero to us … He watched out for the little people but with a lot of bravado and a weakness for the ladies. I’m really excited to be bringing this character to the big screen. And besides being Mexican— my full name is Eugenio Derbez Gonzalez and I have big ears. The casting couldn’t be better.”
First introduced in the mid twentieth century, Speedy Gonzales was developed by Friz Freleng and Hawley Pratt into his recognizable, sombrero wearing self over two years. It was at this time he won the Oscar for animated short, in a story where he crossed the American border to steal some cheese and return to share the goods with his friends, much to the dismay of Sylvester however.
Expect further details as the film develops.