Deadline reports that an animated feature film based on the Looney Tunes character Speedy Gonzales is currently being developed at Warner Bros., with Eugenio Derbez as the voice of the Mexican mouse.
Here is Eugenio Derbez telling Deadline why he believes he is the perfect guy to voice Speedy Gonzales:
“In Mexico we grew up watching Speedy Gonzales. He was like a superhero to us, or maybe more like a revolutionario like Simon Bolivar or Pacho Villa. 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.”The film, tentatively called Speedy, will be written by Hank Nelken as an origin story for the fastest mouse in all Mexico.
There is currently no director attached to the project and no release date.