Throughout a latest look on Michael Rosenbaum’s Inside You podcast, DC Studios co-head James Gunn confirmed that Blue Beetle, portrayed by the Cobra Kai breakout Xolo Mariduena, will formally be the primary DC Universe character to grace the silver display screen. Gunn, identified for his work on Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy movies, expressed his enthusiasm for bringing the beloved superhero to life in a standalone film.

Apparently, the primary movie produced by DC Studios gained’t highlight Blue Beetle. Superman: Legacy, which is being produced by James Gunn and his DC Studios associate Peter Safran, will set the stage for the cinematic adventures of the DC Universe. Whether or not Blue Beetle and Superman will cross paths on this evolving narrative of the DCU is a element but to be revealed.

“The first DCU character for sure is Blue Beetle, and the first DCU movie is Superman [Legacy.]”

Illustration in superhero media has been a sizzling subject in recent times, with audiences calling for extra range in casting and storytelling. Blue Beetle marks a step ahead on this regard and followers have already taken to social media to precise their pleasure for the film.

A 20-year previous actor of Mexican, Cuban and Ecuadorian descent, Xolo Maridueña is greatest identified for his work as Miguel Diaz within the Karate Child sequel collection Cobra Kai, which made its debut on YouTube Pink earlier than transferring to Netflix. He beforehand starred within the NBC collection Parenthood. Blue Beetle marks Maridueña’s first foray into the DC Universe.

Who’s DC’s Blue Beetle?

Blue Beetle is one in all DC’s lesser-known heroes, however he has a devoted fanbase nonetheless. Created in 1939 by Charles Wojtkowski, Blue Beetle has gone by a number of iterations through the years. The Jamie Reyes model of the character was launched through the occasions of 2006’s Infinite Disaster and rapidly grew to become a fan-favorite.

Within the pages of DC Comics, Jamie Reyes is a teen from El Paso, Texas. Jamie discovers a scarab beetle-shaped machine that bonds together with his physique, giving him entry to a sophisticated go well with of armor and numerous powers. He turns into the most recent in an extended line of Blue Beetles and should be taught to stability his newfound skills together with his on a regular basis life.

Angel Manuel Soto is directing Blue Beetle from a screenplay by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer. The complete solid of the film additionally consists of Bruna Marquezine, Belissa Escobedo, George Lopez, Adriana Barraza, Elpidia Carrillo, Damián Alcázar, Raoul Trujillo, Susan Sarandon and Harvey Guillén.

Blue Beetle is at present scheduled to hit theaters on August 18, 2023. Keep tuned for the most recent information surrounding the movie.