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‘Superstore’ star Nico Santos confirmed to be in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’

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  • Filipino American actor Nico Santos has been confirmed to be part of “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3,” the latest installment in the popular superhero franchise from Marvel Studios.
  • “We wrapped a month ago but I’ve thought about my time on set every day since. THANK YOU @jamesgunn for your genius, kindness and for fostering and creating such an incredibly FUN world to work and play in,” Santos wrote on Instagram.  
  • Known for his roles in “Crazy Rich Asians” and the NBC series “Superstore,” Santos will be joining the film’s ensemble cast featuring Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Sean Gunn, Sylvester Stallone and Will Poulter.
  • The film, written and directed by James Gunn, also stars Oscar nominee Maria Bakalova (“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”) and Daniela Melchior (“The Suicide Squad”).

Filipino American actor Nico Santos has been confirmed to be part of “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” the latest installment in the popular superhero franchise from Marvel Studios. 

Santos is best known for his memorable roles in “Crazy Rich Asians” as Oliver T’sien and in the NBC comedy series “Superstore” as Mateo Liwanag. He also recently starred in the animated film “Wish Dragon” and the HBO Max animated series, “The Prince.”

‘Superstore’ actor Nico Santos surprised with an onstage proposal from his boyfriend at GLAAD Awards

Zeke Smith proposal Nico Santos GLAAD
  • “Survivor” alum Zeke Smith, 34, surprised his partner and “Superstore” actor Nico Santos, 42, with a proposal while promoting the 33rd GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on April 2.
  • “Speaking of love stories. Ours began four years ago here in our favorite restaurant, The Beverly Hills ballroom,” Smith said before proposing to Santos. “Nico, your love has taught me how to love. You are my other half, and I want to spend the rest of my life with you.”
  • The couple took to social media to announce their engagement. Smith wrote on Twitter that he was the “luckiest guy in the world” and thanked the awards show for making the proposal “magical.”
  • Meanwhile, Santos shared on Instagram that he said yes. “You have my heart forever @zekerchief,” he wrote.
  • Santos and Smith met at the 2018 GLAAD Media Awards, two months before confirming their relationship on Twitter.

Superstore” actor Nico Santos said yes after “Survivor” alum Zeke Smith popped the question during a surprise proposal at the 2022 GLAAD Media Awards last weekend.

Santos, 42, and Smith, 34, went onstage to promote the 33rd GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills on April 2 when the two-time “Survivor” contestant asked the “Crazy Rich Asians” star to marry him in the middle of their speech.