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Actor Jon Huertas wants Marvel to make a White Tiger movie

posted Dec 15, 2016, 7:37 PM by Vu Nguyen

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Let's hope to see White Tiger in the new Iron Fist Netflix Television show...

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Actor Jon Huertas wants Marvel to make a White Tiger movie, so he made a short film
by Ian Casselberry

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... actor Jon Huertas wants to see more Latino representation in Marvel’s on-screen world and is trying to do something about that.

Huertas is perhaps best known for playing Det. Esposito on Castle and currently plays the unpopular Miguel on NBC’s This Is Us.... But he’d also love to play a Marvel crimefighter. With writer Bill Mantlo and illustrator George Perez, the publisher created the first Puerto Rican comic book superhero with White Tiger in the 1970s to help capitalize on the martial arts craze at the time.

The White Tiger was Hector Ayala, a Puerto Rican college student who discovered a mystical amulet that gave him superhuman abilities. As one does when suddenly endowed with increased strength, speed and fighting ability, Ayala decided to become a costumed hero to fight crime in his neighborhood. Eventually, he crossed paths with Spider-Man in Marvel Comics, which gave him some cult popularity.

Huertas obviously developed some affection for the White Tiger while growing up and thinks he’s the sort of superhero property that Marvel should be developing now.
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