‘Blue Beetle’ Casts Becky G As The Scarab Khaji-Da

Go Go Khaji-Da!

Becky G Trini Kwan Rebbeca Marie Gomez Xolo Maridueña Blue Beetle

Blue Beetle is set to be a story of Xolo Maridueña’s Jaime Reyes bonding with the Scarab Khaji-Da to help save the world. A new post reveals that the scarab will be voiced than none other than Rebbeca Marie Gomez, a.k.a. Becky G.

While many people associate Blue Beetle with the wielders of the scarab in characters like Ted Kord and Jaime Reyes, the scarab Khaji-Da has been a consistent influence on all incarnations of the character, being the alien weapon that either inspires the characters or physically empowers them to save the world. They’re two halves of a whole. Thanks to a recent Instagram post by Becky G account, it’s been revealed Xolo Maridueña’s other half will be none other than the popular singer. The full announcement can be seen below:

Blue Beetle won’t be the first time Becky G has branched out into acting. Rebbeca Marie Gomez has previously portrayed Trini Kwan in the 2017 Power Rangers reboot, as well as a few smaller productions like A.X.L.. What is notable is that Khaji-Da is usually portrayed with a male voice in projects such as Young Justice and Batman: The Brave and the Bold, meaning this film is breaking new ground in more ways than one.

A brand new clip of Becky G voicing Khaji-Da in Blue Beetle has been released following the announcement. The clip also gives fans their first look at Raoul Max Trujillo as Carapax the Indestructible Man as he faces off against Xolo Maridueña’s Jaime Reyes.

Who is DC’s Blue Beetle?

Blue Beetle is one of DC’s lesser-known heroes, but he has a dedicated fanbase nonetheless. Created in 1939 by Charles Wojtkowski, Blue Beetle has gone through several iterations over the years. The Jaime Reyes version of the character was introduced during the events of 2006’s Infinite Crisis and quickly became a fan-favorite.

In the pages of DC Comics, Jaime Reyes is a teenager from El Paso, Texas. Jaime discovers a scarab beetle-shaped device that bonds with his body, giving him access to an advanced suit of armor and various powers. He becomes the latest in a long line of Blue Beetles and must learn to balance his newfound abilities with his everyday life.

Angel Manuel Soto is directing Blue Beetle from a screenplay by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer. The full cast of the movie also includes Bruna Marquezine, Belissa Escobedo, George Lopez, Adriana Barraza, Elpidia Carrillo, Damián Alcázar, Raoul Trujillo, Susan Sarandon and Harvey Guillén.

Blue Beetle is currently scheduled to hit theaters on August 18, 2023. Stay tuned for the latest news surrounding the film.

Anthony Singletary

Anthony Singletary

Anthony has always had a love for stories. An aspiring screenwriter and video editor, he takes pride in connecting fans with the latest heroic news!