In light of HBO Max’s growing prominence as a major streaming service, Warner Bros. is gearing up to produce a number of films exclusively for the service. Even though some of the decisions made have been a bit controversial, DC Comics-based movies are included in this categorization.
Despite the fact that Blue Beetle, Jaime Reyes, has been getting a lot of attention since the film’s development began in 2018, the excitement has been laced with regret because it won’t be a blockbuster with a Latino hero at the heart.
Now Warner Bros. has not only set a release date for Blue Beetle, but they’ve also confirmed that the film will be distributed theatrically.
When Will the Blue Beetle Movie Release?
Filmgoers will soon be able to see Warner Bros. and DC Films’ Blue Beetle at the theatre. On Thursday, Warner Bros. revealed that the superhero film, which was originally developed for WarnerMedia’s streaming service, HBO Max, will instead be released in theatres on Aug. 18, 2023.
Cobra Kai star Xolo Mariduea plays Blue Beetle in DC Comics’ first Latino superhero film, Blue Beetle, which is directed by Angel Manuel Soto and written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer.
When he discovers alien armor, Mariduea’s character, Jaime Reyes, is given superpowers. Along with Batgirl, it was one of a slew of DC movies being prepared for streaming.
Who Will Be the Cast in Blue Beetle?
We’ve compiled a list of every cast member and their roles in Blue Beetle that have been confirmed thus far.
Xolo Maridueña as Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle
As a starting point, the main teen superhero is Xolo Mariduea. When Jaime Reyes unintentionally unites with an alien scarab, he becomes the third Blue Beetle and is given strong extraterrestrial armor.
Harvey Guillén as TBC
Warner Bros. is being coy about the character he’ll be portraying for the time being. He’s just been mentioned as having a “major role” in the movie. Fans are wondering if Guillén is portraying a well-known figure from the comics due to the lack of information, but for now, we can only speculate.
Susan Sarandon as Victoria Kord
Susan Sarandon, best known for her roles in Thelma and Louise, has been hired as the film’s villain. This is her first foray into the world of superheroes, but she’s no stranger to playing villains in the past. Enchanted fans may recall her as the wicked witch queen Narissa.
Jason Sudeikis as Ted Kord
In what looks to be a character switch, Sudeikis will be playing the Silver Age Blue Beetle instead of Ted. According to some, Kord may be Kord’s mother rather than his wife, given that the actor and comedian is 29 years younger than Sarandon.
Elpidia Carrillo as Rocio Reyes
As Jaime’s distant relative, Elpidia Carrillo, who played Anna Gonsalves in the Arnold Schwarzenegger-starring 1987 film Predator and its 1990 sequel Predator 2, joins Blue Beetle as Rocio Reyes.
Raoul Max Trujillo as Carapax
Raoul Max Trujillo, well known for his role as Mayans M.C.’s Carapax the Indestructible Man, has been cast in Blue Beetle as Carapax the Indestructible Man.
George Lopez as Uncle Rudy Reyes
George Lopez, a seasoned comic, actor, and TV personality joins the Blue Beetle group as a prominent newcomer. Rudy Reyes, Jaime’s uncle, will be portrayed by Lopez.
Bruna Marquezine as Penny
A love interest is an essential part of each superhero’s persona. Jaime’s Spider-MJ Man will be Penny, played by Bruna Marquezine in Blue Beetle.
Adriana Barraza as Nana
Known for her roles in movies like Rambo: Last Blood and the Netflix superhero film We Can Be Heroes, Adriana Barraza will play Nana in Blue Beetle. Unless you’re Batman, it’s very obvious that she’s going to be Grandma Jessie.
Damián Alcázar as Alberto Reyes
Damián Alcázar, like Mariduea, is best known for his role as Gilberto Rodrguez Orejuela on the Netflix series Narcos. Alcázar will play Alberto Reyes in Blue Beetle.
Belissa Escobedo as Milagro Reyes
Another member of Jaime’s multi-generational Mexican-American family has been added to the Blue Beetle family tree. Milagro, Jaime’s younger sister, will be played by Belissa Escobedo.
An Unveiling of the DC Comics Superhero Outfit
The Blue Beetle’s suit has been revealed in the first set of photographs from Warner Bros.’ upcoming live-action Blue Beetle remake. Blue Beetle, featuring Cobra Kai’s Xolo Mariduea as Jaime Reyes, is one of Warner Bros.’
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DCEU projects are in the works. Over ten years after Smallville’s 10th season, Jaime finally gets the chance to shine on the big screen. When Jaime encounters a strong extraterrestrial scarab one day, he transforms into the eponymous Blue Beetle of the DC Comics universe.
In the set photographs, the Blue Beetle suit does look fantastic and has been faithfully re-created from the concept drawings. However, in Blue Beetle’s case, an outfit based on concept art ended up looking very different from how it was intended.
Blue Beetle’s adversaries and big action sequences will be unveiled in the next weeks and months, as the film has just begun production.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Blue Beetle a Part of the DCEU?
The DC Comics superhero Blue Beetle is the subject of a planned superhero film. As the fifteenth film in the DCEU, it will be released on August 18, 2023.
Has the Production for Blue Beetle Started?
The movie is in its pre-production stage. Wilder Studios in Decatur serves as the film’s primary location for pre-production.
Is Blue Beetle Mexican?
The first appearance of Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes) in a DC comic book was in 2006. The Mexican-American adolescent, is frequently shown in comic books sporting an El Paso High School T-shirt.