Bronies will probably be filling all the theaters when this movie is released.
It’s here. We finally have the official trailer for “My Little Pony: The Movie” and it looks like it is going to be pretty epic. Not only are these little ponies fighting some seriously wicked villains, Zoe Saldana and Michael Peña are lending their voices to this project. The trailer shows how the evil Tempest Shadow (voiced by Emily Blunt) tries to take over Equestria, Ponyville, and the Mane 6 set off on an epic journey to save their world. There are striking battle scenes, comedic moments, and some high-flying adventures as the ponies do everything they can to save their friends.
Zoe Saldana plays Captain Celaeno, who ends up helping the ponies fight back.
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She is a badass pirate ready to show the little ponies how it’s done when you are fighting for your freedom.
On the other side of the fight, you have Michael Peña as Grubber.
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The trailer makes it clear that Grubber is Tempest Shadow’s sidekick, but he seems to be coming through with all the comedic relief. It’s just one clumsy accident after another with this little dude.
Who will win? You’ll have to watch the movie to find out.
With “Avengers: Endgame” topping box office charts, you might want to see the main cast try their hand at Spanish before you hit the theaters. Thanks to every good Latin reporter, we have clips of Tom Holland to Zoe Saldana speaking our tongue the best ways they know how.
Be warned. In this interview compilation provided by YouTube channel FilmArtsy, there is little to no context. Just Spanish. Disfrute.
Zoe Saldana is the picture (and sound) of beauty como siempre.
Saldana starts off by saying, en Español, that “The last twenty years in U.S. have been very difficult, but also in Cuba…” She tells us how she loves playing such a decent, rich character who is skilled in her business.
Chris Hemsworth (a.k.a. Thor) gives us all the Spanish he knows. It’s not much and is totally random.
He starts out by saying, “Buena suerte! Which means ‘good luck’ for all you English speakers out there, which is basically me because I’m not really that versed in Spanish. Or am I? Adios, gracias! Un cafe con leche por favor. Si. Buenas noches.”
Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier) and Anthony Mackie (The Falcon) play a similar game.
“Corazon. Ay dios mio,” seems to be their response to the question of if they know Spanish. When the Latina reporter asks if that’s all the Spanish they know, they start shouting out random words. “Mas o menos. Fuego. Dulce. La película! Chocolate. Papi Chulo.”
Latino Michael Peña is known from “Ant-Man” and gives us a puro Spanglish interview.
He’s fluent in Spanish but some words escape him like “prep school” and “priests.” Honestly, this is the most authentic way we have ever heard a Latino speak Spanish as an American.
Tom Holland (Spiderman) trying to guess Spanish words is an ego-booster we all need.
This video has already gone viral once before, but his answer is too good not to share: “Oooh. Es–cute—Ella. Es-school-ah. Can I come back to that one? I think I do know what that is.”
Apparently, Jeremy Renner used to teach Spanish in high school.
He tells the reporter that he understands what she’s saying but that he’s lost the motor skills he once had as a Spanish teacher. He then goes into teacher mode saying, “Escucha. Calmate. Chiquitica.”
Vin Diesel (Groot) is really into Nicky Jam.
He asks the host, “Tu sabes Nicky Jam?” Immediately he gets up and starts dancing to Nicky Jam but is confused and starts calling out for the Puerto Rican singer.
“Nicky! Y que? Nicky Jam, y que? Donde está?” When the host says que “no está aquí,” Diesel laments, “Y por que?!”
The most shocking level of fluency was Gwyneth Paltrow.
When asked what her favorite place is, she tells the reporter that she loved Liverpool when she was working there. But then she went to London and loved taking photos in front of Big Ben and had a lot of fun.
Baby Robert Downing Jr. was seen hosting a game show in Spanish?
There is little to no context here and he did say “dee” instead of “de” so maybe this was back when they were hiring white people for Latin roles?
Tom Hiddleston takes on a classic Spanish tongue twister.
Say “¿Cómo quieres que te quiera si él que quiero que me quiera no me quiere como quiero que me quiera?” three times fast. He didn’t do so bad!
Chris Pratt is still Chris Pratt in Spanish.
“Muy buenas directes de español. *Knock Knock Knock* Hola a mi representa mechanical shop. Especial por treinta personas. Cuatro cambio de siete por veinte dólares. Bien si?”
I’m sorry, que que?
Chris Evans and Anthony Mackie singing Feliz Navidad seems like a good time.
Anthony Mackie gives an enviously good Mexican trill at the end. Clearly, he is more connected to the culture than people might know.
“Avengers: Endgame” actress and Latina powerhouse Zoe Saldana posted a video on her Instagram page of herself decked-out in full costume for her MCU character, Gamora. In the video, Saldana sips on an unknown beverage before launching into a little ditty: “Aquí con mi matecito, en el set de Avengers.” She then stops and looks at the camera with feigned surprise and says, “Gamora speaks Spanish? No lo sabía”.
She captioned the video: “What! Espanol…GAMORA?!?”
The video quickly garnered a lot of attention, racking up almost 6 million views and over 33,000 comments. The comment section filled up with Latino fans expressing their joy at seeing one of their favorite Marvel characters speaking their language. Even fellow “Guardians of the Galaxy” actor, Vin Diesel, took to the comments to express his approval, commenting “No lo sabia!?! Hahaha. Love”.
It’s not often that the Latinx community sees a celebrity in one of the most massive and successful franchises in history repping their Latinx identity with such pride.
It’s also noteworthy that Saldana was mentioned that she was drinking matecito or mate in her Insta post, a caffeine-rich drink that is popular in South America, especially in Argentina. So, in general, Saldana is giving off all the Latinx vibes in this social media post.
Saldana has been candid before about how she gravitates towards sci-fi roles because they put less emphasis on the color of her skin–which she believes is secondary to who she is as a person.
“If I only went after Latina roles or roles of women of color then I’m not really exercising my desire to be an artist full-heartedly and whole-heartedly,” she told A Plus online. “The purpose of being an actor is to be a chameleon where you get to play different things. When the roles provided for me on Earth are limited, then space felt like the right place to go.”
As for Latinx Twitter, they couldn’t get enough of Gamora speaking Spanish.
Like we said, the rarity of an occasion like this is cause for celebration.
This super-fan felt the need to shout the news from the rooftops.
We can’t blame him for showing his excitement.
This Latina felt the effect of Saldana’s charisma in full-swing.
So many Latinas were discussing with their girlfriends how Saldana has made them have a girl crush that they didn’t even know they were capable of.
This girl was super excited that her favorite drink was finally getting the attention it deserved.
And this Latina gave Saldana a nickname that we’ll be using from this point forward:
We’re so happy that Zoe Saldana, as Latina in Hollywood, has experienced so much success in both her “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Avengers” franchises! We can’t wait to see what’s next for her–we know she’ll slay no matter what.
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