Wilmer Valderrama becomes the hero of a new Disney series


Wilmer Valderrama is set to add a modern twist to legendary masked hero El Zorro in an upcoming series for Disney. In a recent appearance on The Drew Barrymore Showthe Venezuelan actor shared details about his character and what differentiates his role from the traditional storyline.

“I’ll tell you this: it’s going to be a Zorro for this generation,” the former That ’70s Show star said. “And it will be incredibly thoughtful with its origin story, and it will be grounded in authenticity.”

Wilmer Valderrama becomes a hero in the new series “Zorro” for Disney

According to Disney, the series “richly drawn contemporary characters and relationships set against the action, drama, suspense, and humor of the original and iconic Zorro.”

First appeared in Johnston McCulley1919 novel The Curse of Capistranomaking his film debut on The Mark of Zorroand popularized by Antonio Bandaras, Zorro marked the childhood of Wilmer. “Growing up, Zorro was the one character that made me, as a Latino, feel like I could be a hero,” Valderrama said, reported by EO.

Wilmer is also an executive producer. “To partner with Gary [Marsh, executive producer] and Disney to bring Zorro back to the family after 60 years and be part of the legacy so other kids know they too can be the heroes of their own stories is a dream come true,” he said. -he declares.

In addition to the series, Valderrama will bring back his That 70s show role in the Netflix spin-off That 90s show. “It’s a lot on my plate, but I’m up for the challenge,” Valderrama told Barrymore. “You come to a point in his life where… we’re talking about this Mount Everest, aren’t we?” And I think Zorro is one of them.

Watch the interview below

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