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The Marvel Cinematic Universe Reimagined With Latino Actors

There is nothing bigger in media right now than the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  With 20 movies released, more in production, and over $17.5 billion grossed globally, everybody is talking about Marvel.  Thanks to this massive success every actor and actress that has donned the tights in these superhero films has become a household name.  Most famously, the first Iron Man film is celebrated for rejuvenating the career of Robert Downy Jr. and making him one of the biggest stars in Hollywood today.

This idea of instant stardom had us thinking, what if the MCU was headed by an entire Latino cast?  Not to say that the actors and actresses that are in their positions right now are not perfect for their jobs.  But, there is something to be said for the incredible acting chops of Latino actors.  So why wouldn’t we have this hypothetical discussion over which actors could fit into the most prominent roles on the planet right now?  Here are 11 of our choices:

1. Iron Man

Current actor: Robert Downy Jr.

Credit: The Avengers. Marvel Studios


When the first Iron Man film hit the box office in 2008, it changed the way that we looked at comic book films.  A significant part of the film’s success, and nearly every MCU film’s success since is the incredible performance put forth by Robert Downy Jr.  The actor had a natural way of bringing the narcissistic playboy, Tony Stark, to life on the big screen.

Latino Recast: Pedro Pascal

Credit: Pedro Pascal Appearing in Game of Thrones / HBO

These are some pretty big shoes to fill – or, in this case, shiny red rocket boots – but, if anyone can do it, then Pedro Pascal is your guy.  His bad boy looks work well with the billionaire fashion of Tony Stark.  Pascal has also shown us that he has just the right humorous attitude to become the clever face of the MCU.

2. Captain America

Current Actor: Chris Evans

Credit: The Avengers. Marvel Studios

Chris Evans probably faced the biggest challenge of any MCU actor when he was enlisted to bring the ultimate boy scout to life, and have it be believable and entertaining.  Somehow the actor has made Captain America, the man out of time, a fan favorite.

Latino Recast: Diego Boneta

Credit: Diego. Digital Image. Ecuavisa. May 13, 2017


Singer and actor Diego Boneta have proved to us that he can do it all.  Picking up the shield should be no problem for the powerhouse star of Scream Queens.  Although Boneta was born in Mexico, his mother was born in America, and he has dual citizenship so he can fly the stars and stripes proudly.

3. Thor

Current Actor: Chris Hemsworth

Credit: Thor: Ragnarok. Marvel Studios

How do you fill the role of a Norse god that also happens to be one of the mightiest of Avengers?  For such a big part, Marvel seemed to have no problem hitting the nail with the hammer by finding Chris Hemsworth.  The actor has the right balance of intimidation, sensitivity, and humor, making him a central character in the biggest MCU film to date, Avengers: Infinity War.

Latino Recast: William Levy

Credit: William. Digital Image. Peru.com. September 2, 2017

There is one significant element when casting the God of Thunder: unbelievable good looks.  Mix in the ability to act beside the best of them while cracking a few jokes, and William Levy fits the bill.  The stunning actor has also shown that he can handle action films after being in Resident Evil: The Final Chapter in 2016.

4. Hulk

Current Actor: Mark Ruffalo

Credit: Hulk. Marvel Studios.


There was a lot of concern after Edward Norton stepped away from the role of the Hulk before The Avengers was being filmed.  Filling the big green feet of a such a celebrated actor is not an easy accomplishment.  However, Mark Ruffalo has taken the role for himself and despite not having his own film, is still a major player in the MCU.

Latino Recast: Leonardo Sbaraglia

Credit: Leonardo. Digital Image. Clarin. October 4, 2018.

If you cannot cast Edward Norton or Mark Ruffalo, why not cast a Latino that is the perfect blend of both.  Not only does he have the experience and the acting chops, he also happens to look like a mix between both actors.  Though the Argentinian actor may not have appeared in an American blockbuster yet, his extensive resume should get him the gig.

Read: READ: We Took ‘Game Of Thrones’ And Replaced That Cast With All Latino Actors

5. Black Widow

Current Actress: Scarlet Johansson

Credit: The Avengers. Marvel Studios.

If the MCU has one issue, it is the serious lack of female representation.  For a while, there was just one female superhero for the whole franchise.  The responsibility of being the only women surrounded by jacked-up super types fell on the shoulders of superstar Scarlet Johansson.  The actress not only showed she could handle the action, but she has created onscreen chemistry with nearly all of the big hitters.

Latino Recast: Eva Mendes

Credit: The Spirit. Lionsgate.

When thinking about a strong Latino female actress that can do pretty much anything, one name comes to mind instantly, Eva Mendes.  The bombshell can handle any role thrown her way, and she has proven that she can act against some of the biggest names in Hollywood from Will Smith to Mark Wahlberg.

6. Loki

Current Actor: Tom Hiddleston

Credit: The Avengers. Marvel Studios.


It takes a pretty impressive actor to be a fan favorite as a villain, and then to come back and be an essential player in further MCU films as a hero and troublemaker.  Tom Hiddleston has turned the role of Loki into one of the best parts of an entire franchise.  His charisma with Chris Hemsworth is one thing, but the range that the actor has accomplished can only be described as amazing.

Latino Recast: Diego Luna

Credit: Star Wars. Disney.


If Tom Hiddleston proved that the role of Loki takes range, then it will take a powerful Latino actor to take his place.  Diego Luna is the only one that could fit the giant horned helmet.  From Star Wars to Narcos, to children’s shows, Luna can take any casting call in Hollywood and make it amazing.  Though the nice guy would be tough to see as a villain, we believe that he could make it work.

Scarlet Witch

Current Actress: Elizabeth Olsen

Credit: Avengers. Marvel Studios.

The Avengers needed more female representation, and their answer was the little known Scarlet Witch.  If you’re not a comic fan, the magical superheroine is not someone you may have heard of before.  However, she happens to be one of the most powerful characters in the entirety of the Marvel Universe.  Elizabeth Olsen seems to be the perfect budding star that could make a significant impact down the road.

Latino Recast: Bella Thorne

Credit: Bella. Digital Image. People Magazine. Sepetember 4, 2018.


Bella Thorne’s mysterious good looks are perfect for the role of a witch – any witch.  Seriously, someone cast her as a witch.  She is one of our favorite actresses right now, and if the MCU wouldn’t cast her as the Scarlet Witch, then they should make a role just for her.  But, it would be great to see her casting some magic to help save the day.

Doctor Strange

Current Actor: Benedict Cumberbatch

Credit: Strange. Digital Image. Digital Spy. October 26, 2016


Nobody honestly believed that a movie about a wizard not named Harry Potter would work in the box office.  However, between some fantastic special effects and wonderful storytelling, Benedict Cumberbatch brought this powerful mage to life.  After seeing him in Avengers: Infinity War and Thor: Ragnorak all fans can say is “more!”

Latino Recast: Rodrigo Santoro

Credit: Rodrigo. Digital Image. Variety. October 9, 2014


Something about the way Rodrigo Santoro looks screams “I can pull off a colorful cape.”  One of the best talents to come out of Brazil, Santoro has tackled prominent roles in Westworld, 300, and Ben-Hur.  Playing the world’s most powerful wizard should be a piece of cake to the talented actor.

Spider-Man

Current Actor: Tom Holland

Credit: Spider-Men Marvel Studios

Out of all the characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe expectations were the highest for a new Spider-Man.  As one of the most popular superheroes out there, he already had talented actors bring him to life.  Fans did not know what to expect when Marvel hired the obscure young actor Tom Holland.  But, he is now, debatably the best Spidey to hit the screen.

Latino Recast: Tyler Alvarez

Credit: Instagram @tyleralvarez


We have learned through the many Spider-Man films that there are a few criteria for an actor to play the part.  He has to look young, be funny, and be loveable.  Tyler Alvarez can wrap a web around all those targets, and swing above expectations.  Anyone who has seen Orange is the New Black, would love to see this kid crawl up some walls.  Plus, he happens to be from New York City, where else would you want your Peter Parker from?

Ant-Man

Current Actor: Paul Rudd

Credit: Ant-Man. Marvel Stuidos

Ant-Man was a surprising smash hit.  The idea of a man shrinking to a tiny size is very old school Hollywood, but Marvel managed to make it cool once again.  A significant part of Ant Man’s success was the humor that actor Paul Rudd provided.  It’s still hard to see how Ant-Man fits into the MCU, but that may be the point.

Latino Recast: Oscar Isaac

Credit: Star Wars. Disney.


Though we really, really wanted to give this role to Michael Pena, who basically asked for his own costume in Ant-Man and The Wasp, we just couldn’t see it working.  But, Pena would still make an incredible sidekick to Oscar Isaac who has the acting chops and the humor to make the films as incredible as Rudd has.

The Wasp

Current Actress: Evangeline Lilly

Credit: Ant-Man & The Wasp. Marvel Studios.


She is smart.  She is pretty.  She is athletic.  She is incredible.  Evangeline Lilly has made The Wasp one of the coolest female superheroes yet.  For such a tiny role, she has managed to make a big impact with fans, and we cannot wait to see more of her.

Latino Recast: Roselyn Sanchez

Credit: Instagram @roselyn_sanchez


If you want to play the Wasp, you need to be tough.  Even more tough than other female Avengers Black Widow and Scarlet Witch.  So, you are going to need a tough Latino actress that can also look great in a pair of wings.  Roselyn Sanchez just looks like she belongs on the screen dressed in tights and kicking butt.

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Missouri Woman Seen Holding Pelosi Sign Faces First Judge In Series Of Court Dates For Federal Charges

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Missouri Woman Seen Holding Pelosi Sign Faces First Judge In Series Of Court Dates For Federal Charges

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Update January 21, 2021

A Missouri woman named Emily Hernandez had a court hearing in St. Louis after her involvement in the Capitol riots. Hernandez, 21, is facing several federal charges after participating in the deadly Capitol riot.

Emily Hernandez is facing the music after storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

According to KSDK, Hernandez, who is from Sullivan, Missouri, has been released without bond after her first hearing in St. Louis. She has been ordered to stay in the Eastern District of Missouri until her next court date in Washington. Part of the terms of her release is that she is not allowed to travel to Washington other than for her court date.

During the hearing, she was recorded saying, “I’m sorry, I’m nervous.”

Hernandez is facing the following federal charges: knowingly entering or remaining in any restricted building or grounds, disorderly conduct which impedes the conduct of government business, steal, sell, convey or dispose of anything of value in the United States, disruptive conduct in the Capitol buildings, parading, demonstrating or picketing in the Capitol buildings.

Original: After a group of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol Jan. 6, people immediately started identifying the intruders. Videos have been circulating and people are steadily contacting the FBI to expose them. Instagram page @homegrownterrorists is one of the leading forces in identifying the rioters.

On Jan. 6, people stormed our Capitol building and the American people are demanding justice.

Images of people storming the Capitol building and looting the offices of members of Congress startled people around the world. One of the safest places in the world was overrun by far-right Trump supporters attacking the democratic process. Americans are demanding justice and working together to identify and report as many people to the FBI that were at the Capitol.

The Instagram page is unapologetically encouraging followers to identify people at the Capitol.

Five people died as a result of the riot, two of them were police officers. The Instagram page, run anonymously, is encouraging people to share the photos to their stories to increase the reach. The account might not have any legal power, but it is having some success. There has been more than one person identified through the IG page that has led to people losing jobs and being arrested by the FBI.

The account has disappeared multiple times but always comes back.

The mystery person running the account has expressed concern over their safety. The account has been suspended by Instagram after being reported by multiple people. There has even been some talk about them receiving threats of violence via DMs.

The person who runs the account has mentioned it randomly on their stories but with no real detail. According to recent stories, the person behind the account doesn’t want to antagonize the people sending threats.

The owner of the account did say that they have been contacted by Instagram about the account.

A tweet from HomeGrownTerrorists caught Instagram’s attention and the account was reinstated. However, there was a backup account to keep functioning in case the original got deleted. IG and the account owner reached an agreement where they get to keep the main account and the backup account was permanently banned. No questions asked.

If you want to help or be connected to the cause, you can follow this page on Instagram.

There are a lot of people left to identify and the nation’s law enforcement is bracing for more violence. Capitols in all 50 states are on alert for possible attacks and the National Guard is being mobilized in big numbers for the inauguration. We are not out of the woods when it comes to the threats that have been made.

READ: After Last Week’s Riots, A Black Woman Has Been Appointed to U.S. Capitol Police Chief

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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

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UPS Delivery Man Is Fired After Video Surfaces of His Anti-Latino Racist Rant

Photo courtesy Forward Latino

An unnamed UPS delivery driver has been fired after being caught using racist language when delivering a package to a Latino household. The incident occurred on December 17th.

The video, which was caught on a doorbell camera’s security footage, shows a white UPS driver appearing to be angry when delivering a package.

“Now you don’t get f—–g nothing…You can’t read and write and speak the f—–g English language,” he says while writing a “failed to deliver” notice and pasting it on the house’s front door.

The Aviles family says that the footage shows that the UPS worker never even attempted to deliver the package in the first place. He never rang the doorbell or knocked on the door. Based on that, the family has come to the conclusion that the driver intentionally withheld the package from the family out of prejudice and spite

They believe that the only way the driver could’ve known that the family was Latino was by making assumptions based off the name on the package.

“The only information this driver had that could serve as a trigger for this deep-seated hate was the name on the package,” said Forward Latino President Darryl Morin at a press conference addressing the incident.

“So what we have here is a very intentional act to ruin Christmas for somebody, for someone to spew this hateful rhetoric, and quite honestly to deceive their employer,” Morin continued.

Per UPS, the employee has now been fired. “There is no place in any community for racism, bigotry or hate. This is very serious and we promptly took action, terminating the driver’s employment. UPS is wholeheartedly committed to diversity, equity and inclusion,” UPS said in a statement. They also said they contacted the family to apologize.

But the Aviles family is still rattled that such bigoted people are out and about, letting their petty prejudices effect other people’s lives.

“The package was a Christmas gift that we eventually received after Christmas Day, but what if it happened to have time-sensitive content like an epipen or a book I needed to take a final,” said Shirley Aviles, the mother of the man who lives at the address, told NBC News. “I don’t get it. It’s just sad.”

Aviles seemed disturbed about what this incident says about human nature. “This is about the things people do when they think no one is watching them. That’s important because that’s when you see people’s true colors and that’s what’s scary,”

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