New ‘Jungle Cruise’ Posters Show Venezuelan Actor Edgar Ramirez in Villain Role

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Another of the long-awaited productions put on hold by the COVID pandemic is finally here, and we couldn’t be more excited. ‘Jungle Cruise,’ Disney’s new movie inspired by one of its theme parks, will finally see the light of day this July 30th.

With the premiere just weeks away, Disney has unveiled new posters featuring its cast — human and animal — in all their glory.

The posters feature Dwayne Johnson as steamboat captain Frank Wolff, Emily Blunt as scientist Dr. Lily Houghton, Èdgar Ramirez as mercenary Aguirre, Jack Whitehall as Lily’s brother McGregor Houghton, Jesse Plemons as ambitious German prince Joachim, Paul Giamatti as harbormaster Nile and Frank Wolff’s pet jaguar, Proxima.

Although we have known for a couple of years that multifaceted Venezuelan actor Edgar Ramirez would play the villain of the new Disney franchise, we didn’t know the nature of his character until today.

Ramirez will not only be the villain but one with the lineage of a Conquistador, frozen in the mystical imagery of the depths of the jungle.

After his roles in such films as “Bright,” “The Girl on the Train,” and “Gold,” as well as FX’s “The Assassination of Gianni Versace,” we can only imagine the mastery of his new role.

Born in San Cristobal, Venezuela, Edgar Ramirez became famous in his home country for the character of Cacique in the iconic 2003 telenovela “Cosita rica.” His role opened the doors to first films such as “Yotama se va volando” and as the protagonist in “Punto y Raya.”

As of 2005, and with his Hollywood debut in Tony Scott’s “Domino,” the sky would be the limit for the young Venezuelan actor.

Between Hollywood and Venezuelan productions, Ramírez has played characters such as Carlos El Chacal, Simón Bolívar, and the God Ares. Thanks to his versatility, Edgar Ramirez has been recognized with a Cesar Award and a universe of opportunities that are just beginning.