Ana de Armas, Zoe Saldana and Anthony Ramos among the stars with major spring movies
It’s a spring of fantasy, fan favorites and “Fast & Furious” for several of Hollywood’s top Latino stars.
Big names including Michelle Rodriguez and Zoe Saldana have new releases coming as major studios offer anticipated blockbusters well before the start of summer.
Here the some of the biggest projects starring Latino actors in the next three months.
“Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves”
It’s no roll of the dice to cast the battle-tested Rodriguez in a demanding action movie, and she doesn’t play around in the latest adaptation of the popular board game.
Rodriguez stars as the barbarian Holga Kilgore, kicking off a busy season for the actress best known for the “Fast & Furious” films.
“Honor Among Thieves,” which hits theaters March 31, serves as a brand-new story that’s unrelated to the previous “Dungeons & Dragons” trilogy.
Ana de Armas remains one of Hollywood’s most visible actresses with “Ghosted,” an action-packed romantic-comedy about a first date that turns into a mission with global consequences.
The Cuban-born de Armas plays a secret agent who captures the heart of an everyday man portrayed by Chris Evans.
Coming to Apple TV+ on April 21, “Ghosted” continues a prolific stretch for de Armas, who starred with Evans in last summer’s “The Gray Man” and earned an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Marilyn Monroe in “Blonde.”
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3″
Fresh off the box-office sensation “Avatar: The Way of Water,” the Queens-bred Saldana returns to the big screen for another science-fiction spectacle.
She’s back as the alien warrior Gamora, whose complicated and emotional arc in 2018′s “Avengers: Infinity War” and 2019′s “Avengers: End Game” help set up the new film.
It soars into theaters May 5.
The family keeps getting bigger, this time with Rita Moreno joining the latest “Fast & Furious” flick.
Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster and Nathalie Emmanuel also return for the 10th installment to the car-and-crime franchise’s main series of movies, which zooms into theaters May 19.
“Transformers: Rise of the Beasts”
Also revving up excitement is the seventh film in the “Transformers” series — and the first to star Brooklyn’s Anthony Ramos.
Ramos also plays a Brooklynite in “Rise of the Beasts,” which opens in theaters June 9.
The AMDA-educated actor previously originated the dual roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton in Broadway’s “Hamilton” and played the central bodega owner in the film version of the musical “In the Heights.”