latinos in movies 2016It seems that 2016 will be the year where the wall that has been keeping Latino actors out of Hollywood big movies finally starts to crumble. I counted at least 20 films where our favorite stars like Sofía Vergara, Jennifer López, Edgar Ramírez, Oscar Isaac, Gina Rodríguez and even Romeo Santos, among many others, will shine brighter than ever. Here they are.

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The Revenant (Alejandro Gonzaléz Iñárritu) 1

The Revenant (Alejandro Gonzaléz Iñárritu)

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The Oscar-winning director seems to have another big success on his hands.  Alejandro González Iñarritu's talent shines in The Revenant, where he directs Leonardo Di Caprio. The movie opens on January 8, 2016.


Norm of the North (Gabriel Iglesias) 2

Norm of the North (Gabriel Iglesias)

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Gabriel Iglesias play not one but two chipmunks in Norm of the North. The movie is about four animals from the North Pole who end up in New York City. The film opens January 15, 2016.


Ride Along 2 (Benjamin Bratt) 3

Ride Along 2 (Benjamin Bratt)

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Although we're used to seeing him as the good guy, Benjamin Bratt plays Antonio Pope, the drug kingpin villain. The movie opens January 15, 2016. 

Exposed (Ana de Armas) 4

Exposed (Ana de Armas)

Ana de Armas plays Isabel de la Cruz, the female lead in the detective thriller Exposed, with Keanu Reeves. The film comes out on January 22, 2016.


Dirty Grandpa (Aubrey Plaza) 5

Dirty Grandpa (Aubrey Plaza)

In the movie Dirty Grandpa, Aubrey Plaza plays Lenore, a partying college girl who Robert De Niro's love interest. Talk about a crazy spring break. The film comes out on January 22, 2016.


El Americano (Rico Rodriguez) 6

El Americano (Rico Rodriguez)

Rico Rodriguez plays Cuco, a Mexican parrot who goes to Hollywood to save his circus family from Martin Kingfisher. The movie opens in February 2016.


Sticky Notes (Gina Rodriguez) 7

Sticky Notes (Gina Rodriguez)

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Sticky Notes is about love and loss and finding love again. It is set in New Orleans. It stars Gina Rodriguez as a secondary character named Natalia. The movie opens on February 1, 2016.

Deadpool (Morena Baccarin) 8

Deadpool (Morena Baccarin)

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The Brazilian actress stars as Vanessa Carlysle, Wade Wilson's girlfriend until he becomes Deadpool. What a role for Morena Baccarin, who's been in V and Homeland. The movie will premiere on February 12, 2016.


Zoolander 2 (Penelope Cruz) 9

Zoolander 2 (Penelope Cruz)

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It will be up to Penelope Cruz's character, Melanie Valentina, to stop the evil Mugatu with the help of Derek Zoolander and Hansel McDonald. The hilarious movie will be released February 12, 2016.

Angry Birds (Romeo Santos) 10

Angry Birds (Romeo Santos)

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No Fast and Furious for the king of bachata. I'm can't wait to hear Romeo Santos tweeting in the new Angry Birds movie which releases to the public on May 20, 2016.


The Jungle Book (Lupita Nyong'o) 11

The Jungle Book (Lupita Nyong'o)

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Lupita Nyong'o is the voice of the female wolf who raises Mowgli in The Jungle Book. The film premieres on April 15, 2016.

X Men Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac) 12

X Men Apocalypse (Oscar Isaac)

This seems to be the era of Oscar Isaac. First Star Wars and then playing the bad guy in X-Men Apocalypse. The film comes out on May 27, 2016.


Ice Age: Collision Course (John Leguizamo) 13

Ice Age: Collision Course (John Leguizamo)

John Leguizamo reprises his role as Sid a ground sloth in Ice Age: Collision Course. The film comes out on July 22, 2016. 

Ice Age: Collision Course (Jennifer Lopez) 14

Ice Age: Collision Course (Jennifer Lopez)

Jennifer Lopez reprises her role as Shira, a sabertoothed tiger in Ice Age: Collision Course. The movie comes out on July 22, 2016.


Star Trek: Beyond (Zoe Saldana) 15

Star Trek: Beyond (Zoe Saldana)

Zoe Saldana reprises her role as Uhura, the female communications officer of the U.S.S Enterprise in Star Trek: Beyond. The film will premiere on July 22, 2016.

Suicide Squad (Jay Hernandez) 16

Suicide Squad (Jay Hernandez)

Suicide Squad tells the story of a bunch of supervillains who are forced to go on missions for the government that are too shady for superheroes. Jay Hernandez plays Diablo. A tattooed supervillain with fire powers. The movie opens on August 5, 2016.


Hands of Stone (Edgar Ramirez) 17

Hands of Stone (Edgar Ramirez)

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Edgar Ramirez plays real-life Panamanian boxer Roberto Durán in the drama Hands of Stone, which aims to be released late 2016.

The Brits are Coming (Sofía Vergara) 18

The Brits are Coming (Sofía Vergara)

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Filmed in Los Angeles, with an all star cast which includes Uma Thurman and Tim Roth, The Brits are Coming, is a comedy about a couple escaping a British mafia organization. The studio hasn't set the released the date or divulged details about Sofía Vergara's character, but I'm pretty sure it will be a funny one.


The Perfect Match (Dascha Polanco) 19

The Perfect Match (Dascha Polanco)

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Dominican American star Dascha Polanco comes back to the big screen with The Perfect Match, a romantic comedy that will open in the fall of 2016.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Diego Luna) 20

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Diego Luna)

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Diego Luna will follow Oscar Isaac's footsteps as the main Latino in the second installment of the new generation of  the Star Wars movies. Nothing is known about his character yet, but for sure he is one of the good guys. The film will be available to the public on December 16, 2016.