Great news! Everyone’s 53rd favourite vaguely racist Looney Tunes character is getting a movie!
Speedy Gonzales could be streaking onto the silver screen soon, Deadline reports.
Mel Blanc originally voiced Speedy’s catchphrase (“Arriba! Arriba! Andale! Andale!”) but the role will now be played by Mexican star Eugenio Derbez.
“In Mexico we grew up watching Speedy Gonzales,” he said. “He was like a superhero to us, or maybe more like a revolutionario like Simon Bolivar or Pancho Villa.”
With the world’s fastest Mexican making a comeback, here’s hoping that Donald Trump plays Wile E. Coyote.*
*Except Wile E. Coyote was the Road Runner’s nemesis, not Speedy’s. Gonzalez usually went up against Sylvester the Cat. Remember? Of course you do.