Blue Beetle is a well-known Latino superhero who will soon star in his own movie. Fans are anticipating the movie’s debut despite how far away it is. Those who worked on its creation have already demonstrated that Blue Beetle will be a success for Latinx cultures.
Thankfully, Blue Beetle is still secure even after Batgirl’s DCEU cancellation, and its cinematic debut is expected to happen sometime in 2023. Fans were concerned that Blue Beetle might be cut during the DCEU restructuring process, but as of right now, it appears Warner Bros. Discovery is still funding the endeavour.
The character of Blue Beetle is Jaime Reyes, a teenage Mexican-American who discovers a mysterious robotic scarab that fuses with his spine and grants him the ability to call upon a potent suit of armour. This might initially seem like a good thing, but Jaime soon learns that the beetle has its own mind and can occasionally influence him rather than the other way around.
The director, writer, and practically the entire cast of Blue Beetle are all Latinx, making him DC’s first Latinx superhero to receive his own feature film. More screen time for Blue Beetle has long been deserved, and it now appears that they will receive it. Here is all the information we have about the blue beetle.
The Story of the Blue Beetle?
The third Blue Beetle, Jaime Reyes, is also the most well-known. If this is a backstory, it will detail how he first discovered the scarab. Victoria Kord will be connected to the strange technology if she matches Ted Kord from the comic books in any way. But unlike Ted Kord, who served as the second Blue Beetle and an occasional Justice League member, this new Victoria Kord will be a bad guy, according to The Wrap.
The involvement of Carapax the Indestructible Man is known from the cast list, therefore the plot is probably going to revolve around the wicked Kord Corporation creating the technology and then giving it to this man, only for him to utilise it improperly.
In the comics, the scarab is discovered by Jaime Reyes after being thrown to his hometown of El Paso, Texas, by the bursting Rock of Eternity. One wonders if Blue Beetle will have any relevance to the upcoming Shazam and Black Adam films given that this is the residence of the wizard Shazam. The scarab bonds to Jaime’s spine after he discovers it while he is asleep.
However, this is perhaps where the movie’s story diverges from the comic books. The powerful Carapax will likely be dispatched to retrieve the scarab by Victoria Kord if we are to infer anything from the cast list about her intentions.
Blue Beetle Star Cast ?
The Latinx cast has a plenty of talent. We couldn’t think of a better actor for the character of Jaime Reyes than Cobra Kai’s Miguel, played by Xolo Mariduea. In addition, there are numerous other well-known actors, such as Harvey Guillén, who portrays the dangerous vampire “hunter” Guillermo in what we do in the Shadows. Even though the movie’s filming is over, his role has not yet been made public.
However, considering that many of the other pivotal parts in the plot have already been assigned, one hypothesis holds that DC is giving the scarab a voice, and that voice belongs to Harvey Guillén. Jaime is usually able to understand the scarab’s clicks and other strange noises when it communicates.
However, it doesn’t seem impossible that a major production firm might alter something similar for a feature picture.
A standout performer is the renowned George Lopez, who plays Uncle Rudy Reyes. Rocio Reyes will be portrayed by Elpidia Carrillo, who appeared in both Euphoria and the original Predator movies. Carapax the Indestructible Man, a large Blue Beetle adversary with a potent costume, will be played by Raoul Max Trujillo (Riddick, Apocalypto).
Playing Nana, most likely Jaime’s grandma, is Adriana Barraza (Babel, Thor). Uncle Chema Reyes will be portrayed by Jorge Jimenez (‘Til Death).
Jaime’s love interest Penny will be portrayed by Bruna Marquezine (Maldivas). Milagros Reyes, Jaime’s sister, will be portrayed by Belissa Escobedo (American Horror Story, Sex Appeal). Alberto Reyes will be portrayed by Damián Alcázar (La Ley de Herodes, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian). As for Victoria Kord, played by Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise, Ray Donovan), she may be related to a character from the comics, although she seems to have been created specifically for the movie.
In addition to the largely Latinx ensemble, the culture is reflected through the writing and directing of Angel Manuel Soto (Charm City Kings) and Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (Miss Bala).
Filming for the movie is over, and post-production is now beginning. Despite Warner Bros. Discovery’s widespread cancellations, the Blue Beetle project, which was initially planned to premiere exclusively on HBO Max, will now be released in theatres on August 18, 2023.