We hope you like when your masked crusaders come in threes. A new Prime Video Zorro adaptation is the latest in a line of projects centered around the famed vigilante. Get the details here!
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Get ready for a lot of creative sword work!
Elite star Miguel Bernardeau has been cast in Prime Video’s Zorro, according to Variety. The reboot series is a modern take on the famed masked crusader, a fictional vigilante whose roots trace all the way back to 1919.
Bernardeau’s Zorro “will be shaped by relationships from his youth, love and disappointment in love which will forge his development as a character and reflect a kind of masculinity far from stereotypes,” according to Secouya Studios, who is producing the show.
The announcement got us scratching our heads a bit, and we asked ourselves: Why does this sound so familiar?
Well, as it turns out, this is the third Zorro adaptation announced in the last five months!
Wilmer Valderrama is set to star in a Disney live-action Zorro series. “I’ll tell you this: This will be a Zorro for this generation,” Valderrama said on The Drew Barrymore Show May 9. “And it’ll be incredibly thoughtful with its origin story, and it’ll be grounded in authenticity.”
Valderrama’s Zorro is taking his crime fighting to the streets of Los Angeles.
“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,” President of Disney Branded Content Ayo Davis said in a statement, “with richly drawn contemporary characters and relationships set against the action, drama, suspense, and humor of the original, iconic Zorro.”
And that’s not all!
The CW also has plans for a Zorro series, this one with a female lead. The project, produced by Sin City director Robert Rodriguez, will follow “a young Latinx woman seeking vengeance for her father’s murder [and] joins a secret society and adopts the outlaw persona of Zorro,” according to Deadline. Rodriguez is co-writing the series with his sister Rebecca Rodriguez. The series not yet cast its Zorro.
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In an interesting twist, Robert was initially attached to direct 1998’s The Mask of Zorro starring Antonio Banderas, according to Deadline. He was even responsible for casting Banderas in the iconic role, which introduced the swashbuckling vigilante to an entire new generation of fans.
It’s never too late to pick up the sword again. Just prepare yourself to see plenty of them!
Snoop Dogg had the internet in a stir over the weekend when he appeared to throw his hat in the ring to buy Twitter. It came after Elon Musk tweeted his plan to buy the platform is “temporarily on hold” even though he’s “still committed” to following through with the deal.
Snoop Dogg tweeted saying he might have to buy Twitter now.
Elon Musk tweeted fire emojis in response.
In a thread, the legendary rapper said his first line of business would be to get free internet connections on airplanes. He also said he’s fed up with how the app verifies bots who bug him in his direct messages. Snoop also said he’d immediately give everyone a blue checkmark.
Snoop then started the hashtag #WhenSnoopBuysTwitter and Twitter reacted with their wildest out of the box suggestions for the “Drop It Like It’s Hot” rapper.
Rajon Rondo is accused of pulling a gun on the mother of his children. Ashley Bachelor, Rondo’s longtime partner and the mother of his two children, has filed for an emergency protective order from the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard.
According to TMZ Sports, the protective order was filed in Louisville, asking for protection for herself and her son and daughter.
Bachelor states Rondo played video games with his son, Pierre before Bachelor asked the boy to separate laundry. Rondo then ripped the game console out the wall in a fit of rage, smashing outdoor lights, a coffee cup, and trash cans.
Rondo upset the kids, who saw all of the rage. Bachelor attempted to calm the situation, but Rondo threatened her with, “You’re dead.” Rondo left home but would return 15 minutes later, banging on the back door window with a gun. She asked Rondo to stop, but he would yell, “Go get my fucking son.” Bachelor did in fear of what Rondo would do next. Rondo would eventually “yank” the boy outside and ask why he was scared while he was still holding the gun. He would demand his daughter to come out, and he verbally reprimanded both children for being scared of him.
Rondo’s parents would come to the home. They were unable to calm him but did get him to leave.
The new protection order reads: “I am extremely fearful for my safety and for the safety of my children. Rajon has a history of volatile, erratic, explosive behavior. He is verbally, emotionally, and financially abusive. He physically hits our son and calls him names like ‘p***y’ and accuses him of acting like a ‘bitch.’”
The report also states Rondo calls his daughter “thot, bitch, and dickhead.”
Rondo has not been charged or arrested for a crime.
American sprinter, Sha’Carri Richardson, says she’s attempting to heal from emotional trauma, including alleged homophobia, which she says she suffered during a relationship with a Jamaican athlete.
The 22-year-old Olympic sprinter says she’s healing emotionally from trauma and homophobia she experienced in her relationship with an unnamed female athlete.
Sha’Carri wrote about her emotional trauma in a social media post.
“I was in a relationship with a Jamaican athlete that never cared about me from jump,” she wrote.
“I was abused and stole from yet protected her from the judgment of her country & family while they dragged me. I had to deal with homophobic and so much more that I’m still healing from.”
Following her victory in the U.S. Olympic trials last year, Sha’Carri credited her then-girlfriend with helping pick her hair color.
“She said it just spoke to her, the fact that it was just so loud and vibrant,” Richardson told USA Today.
“She felt like [orange] was loud and encouraging and, honestly, dangerous… That’s who I am. She just wanted me to be able to make a statement — let’s continue to show the world I’m a force to be reckoned with.”
Richardson also posted a rainbow emoji on her Twitter feed, which prompted a plethora of rainbow tweets in her Twitter timeline.