The action packed ‘El Chicano’ starring Raúl Castillo is in theaters NOW!


With Superhero films currently breaking box office records that leaves one question on my mind. Where is the Latino Superhero? I am totally excited with the announcement of DC’s ‘Blue Beetle‘ featuring the latest Latinx version of the character, Jaime Reyes. But I’m also excited to see what is being dubbed as the first Latino Superhero movie, ‘El Chicano’.

El Chicano (2018)

The trailer looks dope! It reminds me a of a modern day ‘The Crow‘ (1994). ‘El Chicanois about a Mexican-American cop, Diego Hernandez (Raúl Castillo), who lost his twin brother Pedro also played by Raúl Castillo, to gang violence.  Diego adopts the mantle of a masked avenger to take on a cartel. The film is directed by Ben Hernandez Bray and stars George Lopez, Raúl Castillo (Seven Seconds, We The Animals), Aimee Garcia (Lucifer), Kate Del Castillo (A Miracle in Spanish Harlem, La Reina del Sur) , and Emilio Rivera (Sons of Anarchy).

During a panel discussion at the world premiere of Starz “Vida“, actor Raúl Castillo, who plays a new character Baco on the show, mentioned ‘El Chicano’, “Investors wanted white people, not as ‘El Chicano‘, but in supporting roles in the movie and they couldn’t understand an all Latino cast.”

Raúl Castillo at the World Premier of Starz ‘Vida’ at Tribeca. He plays Baco in the series. Photo by Christian A. Morán

El Chicano’ opens this weekend, May 3, 2019, so come out to support indie films that feature LATINOS!

Synopsis: A pair of twin brothers from East L.A. choose to live their lives differently and end up on opposite sides of the law.

Director: Ben Hernandez Bray
Writers: Ben Hernandez Bray, Joe Carnahan
Cast: George Lopez, Raúl Castillo, Aimee Garcia, and Emilio Rivera.

Christian A. Morán
Christian A. Morán has been working on feature films, shorts, music videos and in documentaries, for which he won an award in 2002 at the Aurora Film Festival. As a Production Manager and Senior Editor at Media Blasters Inc., he has worked on and revived numerous Cult and Horror titles such as Lucio Fulci's Zombie 2, Takashi Miike's Ichi the Killer and One Missed Call. He also worked on post-production for Fever Dreams' feature, "Shadow: Dead Riot", starring Tony Todd of Candyman and worked on "Death Trance" directed by Yuji Shimomura and starring Versus' Tak Sakaguchi. Christian has also worked on animated titles including Invader Zim, Berserk, Giant Robo, Samurai Deeper Kyo, 12 Kingdoms and Voltron: Defender of the Universe. He also produced and edited a promotion video for a branch of The United Nations called Alliance of Civilizations which featured President Barack Obama. Currently, he is working with legendary producer Roger Corman and Code Red DVD, who handle titles from MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). At this time he is producing and directing his own films such as Silentious (2013), Flawed God (2014), Halloween Treat (2014) and the award winning film, Let's Play Dead Girl (2015).

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