It’s a spring of fantasy, fan favorites and “Fast & Furious” for several of Hollywood’s top Latino stars.
Big names like Michelle Rodriguez and Zoe Saldana have new releases as major studios deliver anticipated blockbusters well before the start of summer.
Here are some of the biggest projects starring Latino actors in the next three months.
“Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves”
It’s not a roll of the dice to cast the proven Rodriguez in a demanding action movie, and she’s not playing 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.
Hitting theaters March 31, “Honor Among Thieves” serves as an entirely new story 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.
De Armas, born in Cuba, plays a secret agent who captures the heart of a common man played by Chris Evans.
Coming to Apple TV+ on April 21, “Ghosted” continues a prolific streak for de Armas, who starred with Evans last summer in “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,” Queens-raised Saldana returns to the big screen for another sci-fi extravaganza.
She returned as the alien warrior Gamora, whose complicated and emotional arc in 2018’s “Avengers: Infinity War” and 2019’s “Avengers: End Game” helped set up the new film.
It hits theaters on May 5.
The family continues to grow, this time with Rita Moreno joining the latest “Fast & Furious” movie.
Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster and Nathalie Emmanuel also return for the tenth installment of the flagship film series in the auto crime franchise, opening in theaters May 19.
“Transformers: Rise of the Beasts”
Also adding to the 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 on Broadway’s “Hamilton” and played the central bodega owner in the film version of the musical “In the Heights.”