Speedy Gonzales, the hyperactive Warner Brothers rodent who calls himself “the fastest mouse in all Mexico,” is on the fast track for his own feature film... [T]his “Speedy Gonzales” film, which will be made by New Line Cinema, will avoid outdated depictions of the cartoon character.OK, look, I admit it: I absolutely love Speedy Gonzalez. They're great cartoons. They're also based on bigoted stereotypes. You can't pull that thread out; you have to either enjoy the cartoon while simultaneously being quite aware of how problematic it is, or if you can't do that, just don't watch the cartoon.
George Lopez is apparently behind this, and I have nothing against George Lopez, but this can't possibly work. I mean, outside of the other main reason it can't work (unless Lopez happens to have a Chuck Jones or Friz Freleng up his sleeve). Apparently they've only now commissioned people to write it (and people responsible for perpetrating Garfield movies, just in case you weren't completely sold on what a bad idea this is), so perhaps the thing will die before ever seeing a movie screen. One can only hope.