Here’s a Look at Some Latinx Talent Starring in Potential Blockbusters Next Year

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Art by Stephany Torres for Remezcla
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With COVID-19 impacting industries across the board this year, Hollywood and the movie theater business were definitely not spared.

This year, studios have had to rework their release calendars countless times and delay some of the biggest films they had scheduled in 2020 to 2021. This includes potential blockbusters like Top Gun: Maverick, Black Widow and Ghostbusters: Afterlife.

Here’s a quick look at some of the movies that have been rescheduled for 2021 and the Latinx talent who are starring in them.

Adria Arjona in 'Morbius'

The Puerto Rican-Guatemalan actress will star as Martine Bancroft, the fiancée of the title character played by Oscar winner Jared Leto (Dallas Buyer’s Club). Morbius hits theaters March 19, 2021.

Ana de Armas in 'No Time to Die'

The Cuban-Spanish actress will play Paloma, a CIA agent helping James Bond (Daniel Craig) bring down a vengeful terrorist (Rami Malek). No Time to Die hits theaters April 2, 2021.

Eiza Gonzalez & Demián Bichir in 'Godzilla vs. Kong'

Little is known about their roles in the monster movie, but Gonzalez says she plays “a very smart woman behind a company” and that her role is “slightly comedic.” Godzilla vs. Kong hits theaters and HBO Max May 21, 2021.

Michelle Rodriguez in 'F9'

The ninth installment of the Fast and Furious film franchise includes Rodriguez’s character Letty Ortiz, a professional street racer and wife of main character Dom Toretto (Vin Diesel). This will be the sixth F&F feature film Rodriguez has been in since the series started in 2001. F9 hits theaters May 28, 2021.

The Cast of 'In the Heights'

With music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda from his original Broadway play, the film version stars Anthony Ramos, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, Olga Merediz, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Gregory Diaz IV, Stephanie Beatriz, Dascha Polanco, Jimmy Smits, Marc Anthony and a host of other Latinx talent. In the Heights hits theaters and HBO Max June 18, 2021.

Edgar Ramirez in 'Jungle Cruise'

Ramirez will star as a villain “with a conquistador background.” Like “The Pirates of the Caribbean,” the movie is based on a Walt Disney theme park attraction. Jungle Cruise hits theaters July 30, 2021.

Colman Domingo in 'Candyman'

The legend of the Candyman (Tony Todd) is told to main character Anthony McCoy (Yahya Abdul-Mateen) by Domingo’s character William Burke, a man who lives in the same neighborhood. Candyman hits theaters Aug. 27, 2021.

Oscar Isaac in 'Dune'

The Guatemalan-Cuban-American actor plays Leto Atreides, a nobleman and the father of main character Paul (Timothée Chalamet). Leto, who is a duke, is in control of the desert planet Arrakis. Dune hits theaters and HBO Max Oct. 1, 2021.

Salma Hayek in 'Eternals'

Hayek will portray the spiritual leader of the title group of Marvel superheroes. She has supernatural powers that allow her to heal humans and Eternals. Eternals hits theaters Nov. 5, 2021.

The Cast of 'West Side Story'

A remake of the 1961 film, which was based off a Broadway play, the updated version directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Steven Spielberg stars Rachael Zegler, Ariana DeBose, David Alvarez, EGOT-winner Rita Moreno and others. West Side Story hits theaters Dec. 10, 2021.