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Do You Recognize the Latino Actor Who Plays El Diablo in ‘Suicide Squad’?’

Have you seen the official trailer for Suicide Squad?

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The movie features a band of DC Comics villains who are brought together by the government for a “special” mission.

If you haven’t seen it, here’s your chance to catch up. If you have, watch the trailer again:

Comic book geek heaven.

OK, so you probably noticed the tatted up cholo with flames coming out of his hands.

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ICYMI, there’s a “Mi Vida Loca” tattoo near his right shoulder.

His name is Chato Santana, but you can call him El Diablo.

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And he’s played by Jay Hernandez. Yeah, the same Jay Hernandez from Crazy/Beautiful

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As well as Hostel, Friday Night Lights and Gang Related.

El Diablo isn’t a random cholo created just for the movie. The character was established in 2011 as a part of DC’s New 52 Universe.

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In the Suicide Squad comics, Chato Santana is a criminal who meets the original El Diablo, Lazarus Lane, while being treated for gunshot wounds in a hospital. Lane, who is in a coma, transfers his powers to Santana before his death.

So what are El Diablo’s powers? He shoots flames from his hands.

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Although he’s packing a flame thrower in each hand, Santana is no hero.

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In the Suicide Squad comic book,  Santana attempts to collect a debt from gang members and burns down their building in retaliation. Later, Sanatana learns he has killed innocent women and children, so he turns himself in to police.

If you play video games, you may remember El Diablo from Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham.

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Criminals have never been cuter.

And from the looks of it, Hernandez can’t wait for people to see him in action:

“Bringing this character to life has been an amazing journey. Summer 2016, be ready. #suicidesquad #eldiablo.”

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11 Things that Happened at JLo's "All I Have" VIP After Party

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11 Things that Happened at JLo’s “All I Have” VIP After Party

Yes, yes.  JLo’s new vegas show is sick!  But it was after the two-hour, all-out performance including crystal-clad bustiers, nonstop hip-shaking and musical guests like Mr. Worldwide, that JLo got to celebrate the opening night of her Las Vegas “All I Have” residency at the grand opening of MR CHOW Las Vegas…and let’s say this VIP soiree did NOT disappoint.

With these VIP wristbands, you got to see…

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1. JLo get down with her bestie Leah Remini and “All I Have” musical director Kim Burse.

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2. By 1am, JLo tried to have dinner in the private VIP room of the VIP party. It included noshing on dumplings and chicken satay.

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3. But her current and past cast mates and friends came to say hi and take pics with her, including hotties:

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Gino Anthony Pesi

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4. Oscar-nominee Alicia Vikander said she was going to start a dance party…5 minutes later she had a crowd dancing to Michael Jackson, including the lovely Camilla Belle.

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 21: Actress Camilla Belle attends the after party for "JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE" and the grand opening of Mr. Chow at Caesars Palace on January 21, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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5. Speaking of Camilla…you see those cool glasses Derek Hough is wearing? Well, she took them and didn’t give them back.

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6. Prob for the best since Derek was pulling these types of moves on the dance floor…are those his chonies we see?

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7. It’s 2:30am and tons of people are still trying to say hi and take a pic with JLo…she’s still trying to eat.

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Ja Rule

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 21: Recording artist Ja Rule attends the after party for "JENNIFER LOPEZ: ALL I HAVE" and the grand opening of Mr. Chow at Caesars Palace on January 21, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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Wilmer Valderamma

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8. Gina Rodriguez caught up with her friend Wilmer Valderrama before hitting the tables with Mario Lopez.

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9. Casper stayed by JLo’s side all night long.

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10. There was a toast to JLo that ended with “…It was a village that created this show, but you know what, the village is born of one that will thrive forever. The village is Jennifer Lopez!” Then everyone chanted “All I have!” twice.

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11. And by around 3:15 in the morning, JLo finally got to eat her cake.

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What a night! #AlliHave #JLoVegas

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