Now that Latinos have taken over California, it only makes sense that we would turn up strong at San Diego Comic-Con. And though we may still be lacking representation in this arena, this weekend’s Comic-Con presentations showed that Oscar Isaac isn’t the only Latino to get excited about.
Here are seven highlights from the conference:
Morena Baccarin as Vanessa Carlysle
Queen of the geeks Morena will play Vanessa Carlysle in Deadpool. The Firefly actress’ character is also a superhero, Copycat, who has a romatic relationship with Deadpool. Just like him, she’ll be kind of crass, and she also won’t put up with his bs. More about the movie will be coming in less than a month.
Jay Hernandez as El Diablo
In a trailer for Suicide Squad, which features all villains – bad asses by trade –Jay Hernandez’s El Diablo manages to look like the toughest.
Glimpses of Oscar Isaac
At the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel, a video teased the movie, as well as showed off the practical effects used. If you look closely, you can see Oscar running around.
Guillermo Del Toro on everything
When he wasn’t surprising fans, Guillermo was reimagining Jabba the Hutt’s life. “This is not real —this is me as a fat geek just geeking out and talking about it,” he told Yahoo Movies. “I would do the sort of ‘Godfather’ saga [about what] Jabba the Hutt had to go through to gain control. One, because it’s the character that looks the most like me, and I like him. I love the idea of a Hutt type of mafia, a very complex coup. I just love the character.”
Also, at The Simpsons panel, he revealed that he would like to be Bumblebee Man’s brother. So let’s make that happen.
Oscar will also be the biggest baddie
In X-Men Apocalypse, Oscar Isaac will play Apocalypse, the O.G. mutant.
Lalo Alcaraz on his new show
Cartoonist Lalo was reppin’ for the Latinos with his new show, Bordertown. “I hope that Latinos everywhere are going to be amazed that they are going to see a brown family on television,” he said. “I think that they’re going to crack up at the Spanglish humor.”
'Fear the Walking Dead' will deal with the immigrant experience.
The Walking Dead prequel, Fear the Walking Dead, will deal with regular, everyday people. Ruben Blades will play Daniel Salazar, a Salvadorian immigrant, and the show will focus on how the American dream has changed for him and his family. “We’ll deal with the immigrant experience, immigrants who come here for a new life and what they want for their children, to have a better life than they did,” he said. “That has all changed irreparably.”