As revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, Blue Beetle continues to be on the Warner Bros. Discovery schedule, regardless of the continued restructuring of the DC Prolonged Universe. The film stars Xolo Maridueña as Jaime Reyes, a younger man who turns into a superhero after by accident buying a strong alien know-how that enables him to manifest a weaponized exoskeleton.
As a result of recent merging between Warner Bros. and Discovery, the DC Prolonged Universe has been going via a whole rework. As Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav revealed final week, the corporate is now centered on bringing big DC superhero movies exclusively to theaters, a choice that led to the shelving of Batgirl, a live-action movie made for HBO Max. Batgirl was not the one venture that acquired axed, as Supergirl and the Surprise Twins motion pictures are reportedly by no means going into manufacturing. It’s no surprise DC followers are panicking proper now and desirous to know what’s going to stay of the DCEU after the Warner Bros. Discovery restructuring.
Luckily, just a few motion pictures and collection appear to have survived the brand new plans for the DCEU. The Birds of Prey Black Canary-focused spinoff starring Jurnee Smollett is still a go and may nonetheless hit HBO Max. The Green Lantern live-action series can be alive and aiming for a 2024 launch. James Gunn may also move forward with Season 2 of Peacemaker. And now, due to Warner Bros. Discovery insiders, we additionally know that Blue Beetle survived the lower.
Blue Beetle is helmed by Puerto Rican director Angel Manuel Soto, from a script by Mexican author Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer. Warner Bros. Discovery has been pushing some range on either side of the digicam for Blue Beetle, which inserts with the character’s comedian e book origins. In DC Comics, Jaime Reyes is a Mexican-American teenager that replaces genius scientist Ted Kord, the earlier Blue Beetle. Particulars of the film are nonetheless being stored below wraps, however since Blue Beetle has cast Susan Sarandon as Victoria Kord, an antagonist created for the movie, it’s protected to imagine they’re sticking near the comics.
The Latinx forged of Blue Beetle additionally consists of Brazilian star Bruna Marquezine as a love curiosity for Jaime, Belissa Escobedo as Jaime’s youthful sister Milagros Reyes, Raoul Trujillo as Carapax the Indestructible Man, George Lopez, Adriana Barraza, Elpidia Carrillo, and Damián Alcázar. The movie has recently wrapped filming in Puerto Rico, which suggests the film’s artistic crew shot on location in a Latin nation.
Initially set for an unique launch on HBO Max, the live-action Blue Beetle adaptation is now coming to theaters on August 18, 2023. The subsequent DC film to hit theaters is Black Adam, which is approaching October 21. Take a look at Black Adam’s trailer beneath: