DC Comics followers are getting a very first taste of “Blue Beetle” film. Warner Bros. has revealed the first trailer for the upcoming comic book movie, revealing “Cobra Kai” celebrity Xolo Maridueña taking flight as the superhero.
Maridueña stars as Jaime Reyes, the 3rd individual to take up the mantle of the Blue Beetle in the DC comics. In the trailer, when Jaime chooses a task interview, he’s handed a mysterious alien scarab inside a fast food container. He waits to open the container until he’s with his family members, whereupon the scarab affixes itself to Jaime’s body as well as transforms into an extremely match– an unexpected subversion of the timeless comics trope that the titular superhero has to conceal his identification from his friends and family. In “Blue Beetle,” they recognize Jaime’s a superhero from the start.
The Reyes variation of Blue Beetle is noteworthy for being among one of the most prominent Latino superheroes in comics, and also the film will include a mainly Latino cast, consisting of George Lopez, Adriana Barraza, Elpidia Carrillo, Damián Alcázar and also Belissa Escobedo as Jamie’s family members. Bruna Marquezine plays his love interest, Penny, while Raoul Trujillo is the bad guy Carapax the Indestructible Guy.
” What We Perform in the Shadows” star Harvey Guillén also signed up with the cast, plus Susan Sarandon portrays the primary villain, Victoria Kord. (In the comics, she’s the sis of the previous owner of the Blue Beetle scarab, Ted Kord.).
Angel Manuel Soto, best recognized for helming 2020’s “Beauty City Kings,” guides “Blue Beetle” from a movie script by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer. The film was initially created as an HBO Max original film, along with the now-shelved “Batgirl,” yet Warner Bros. shifted the job to a staged launch in 2015 before James Gunn and also Peter Safran becoming co-CEOs of DC Studios. “Blue Beetle” is presently set up to launch on Aug. 18.
Watch the trailer below:
Last Updated: 4 April 2023