Xolo Maridueña may be the blue beetle of DC. According to reports, the 20-year-old Cobra Kai star is negotiating an independent DC movie starring Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle, which is being produced for streaming platform HBO Max. Blue beetle Will be the first superhero movie featuring a Latino character as the of DC Films and Warner Bros. Previously, it had Latin characters, including Chato Santana/El Diablo by Jay Hernandez in 2016 Suicide squad With Renee Montoya of Rossi Perez in the 2020 Raptor Squad. Warner also let Latin stars Sasha Kahler and Leslie play the roles of Superwoman and Batgirl, respectively.

The Wrap first brought news that Maridueña may play Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle in the HBO Max movie of the same name. The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Maridueña is in negotiations an hour later. In DC Comics, the Mexican-American Reyes is the third character to play the blue beetle cloak-he gains super powers after the alien scarab is combined with his spine, a bit like the venom of the alien symbiont. Reyes then used his abilities to defend his hometown of El Paso, Texas. Created by Keith Giffen, John Rogers and Cully Hammer, he made his debut in the comics in 2006.

Maridueña give face Blue beetle Until now, it has been assembling its behind-the-scenes team. Angel Manuel Soto, the Puerto Rican director behind the HBO Max adult drama “The King of Charming City,” was hired to take the helm in February Blue beetleThe Mexican-born writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, famous for the action thriller “Miss Barra” led by Gina Rodriguez, provided the script. Dunnet-Alcocer is also behind the upcoming Scarface remake. John Rickard serves as producer and Zev Foreman serves as executive producer.

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The most famous is the Ecuadorian teenager Miguel Diaz who played asthma in all three seasons of Cobra Kai-currently in production for Netflix-Maridueña starting from the NBC family comedy series “Parenthood”, he joined in season 3 And become the main actor in the next three final seasons. Maridueña’s other works include “Twin Peaks Revival”, “Rush Hour” series and “Major Crimes”. Maridueña has the traditions of Mexico, Cuba and Ecuador.

Warner Bros.’s goal is a release date of 2022/2023 Blue beetleBefore that, DC Films has a lot to do.James Gunn’s soft restart “Suicide Squad” will be released in India on August 5, and then the Dark Knight led by Robert Pattinson will restart Batman in March 2022, the antihero starring Dwayne Johnson Black adam in July 2022 flash A movie with Ezra Miller, Ben Affleck, and Michael Keaton in November 2022, and Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom led by Jason Momoa in December 2022. And Shazan! The Wrath of the Gods in June 2023.

Movies around DC characters, such as Batgirl (together with Grace, from HBO Max directors Adil El Arbi and Billall Fallah), Green Lantern, Hourman (from writers Gavin James and Neil Widener), Plastic Woman (from writer Cat Vasko) , Static Shock (from writer Randy McKinnon), Supergirl (from Calle), Superman (from writer Ta-Nehisi Coates and producer JJ Abrams) and Zatanna (from writer Emerald Fennell) are said to be at different stages of development. Finally, Gail Gadot and Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman 3 is also in production.

Blue beetle It is expected to start shooting in early 2022.

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