‘Charm City Kings’ Director Angel Manuel Soto To Helm ‘Blue Beetle’ Movie

The DC film is also eyeing an early fall production start.

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Charm City Kings helmer Angel Manuel Soto is set to direct a Blue Beetle solo film for Warner Bros. and DC.

DC Films is developing various projects, with several hitting theaters and some debuting on the WarnerMedia streaming service HBO Max. Zack Snyder’s Justice League will hit HBO Max next month, but the rest of DC’s HBO Max slate is shrouded in secrecy. It’s expected that smaller DC films will hit HBO Max and Warner Bros. has been developing a Blue Beetle film that could fit the bill.

The last we heard of the Blue Beetle project, Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer was brought in to write the film back in 2018. TheWrap reports the Blue Beetle movie is moving forward with Charm City Kings director Angel Manuel Soto on board to helm the superhero film. It’s also being reported production on the DC film is expected to begin early fall.

What are your thoughts on Charm City Kings director Angel Manuel Soto helming Blue Beetle? Who should play Jamie Reyes? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!

In DC Comics lore, Dan Garrett was an archeologist who discovered the Blue Beetle Scarab and used its power to fight crime. Though his successor, Ted Kord, was unable to harness the Scarab’s power, the brilliant billionaire took on the Blue Beetle mantle from his mentor using technology and martial arts. Years later, a teenage boy named Jaime Reyes came into possession of the Blue Beetle Scarab and used it to manifest a weaponized exoskeleton. Taking on the Beetle Mantle, Jaime used the suit to fight crime alongside his two best friends Brenda and Paco.

Created by Keith Giffen, John Rogers, and Cully Hamner, Jaime Reyes made his first appearance in DC’s Infinite Crisis #5 in 2006. 

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Source: TheWrap

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.