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:

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

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

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.


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

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:


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