Blue Beetle: a Cobra Kai star in the skin of the Latin superhero of DC Comics

Thomas desroches

Thomas Desroches

Cinema and series journalist

With his eyes riveted on the screen and his head in magazines, Thomas Desroches feeds on films of all kinds from an early age. Animated by committed works, genre films, documentaries or even the universe of Xavier Dolan, he also shares his passion on the AlloCiné podcast.

In development on the side of HBO Max, the film adaptation of Blue Beetle, superhero from DC Comics, has just found its main actor.

Blue beetle: a cobra kai star in the skin of the latin superhero of dc comics
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In project for nearly three years on the side of the Warner, the adaptation of Blue Beetle finally seems to take shape. Directed by filmmaker pOrthodox Angel Manuel Soto – which is currently preparing a new version of Transformers – the film has already found its main performer.

It’s Xolo Maridueña, known for his role as Miguel Diaz in the Netflix series Cobra Kai, which will slip into the costume of the superhero of the DC Comics universe. The information was formalized on the red carpet of the premiere of The Suicide Squad where the director and the actor had gone.

Of Mexican origin, Xolo Maridueña will lend his features to Jaime Reyes, a young teenager who sees his life transform when he comes into contact with a blue beetle that gives him superhuman powers.

In the comics, Jaime Reyes, who first appeared in 2006, is the third character to wear the Blue Beetle mask. Created by Will Eisner and Charles Nicholas Wojtkowski in 1939, the hero joined the columns of DC comics in 1983 after the redemption of the rights.

This film project, intended for the HBO Max platform, is scheduled for 2023 and will be the first superhero film to feature a Latin actor in the lead role.

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