Raoul Max Trujillo is set to make his debut as Carapax the Indestructible Man in Blue Beetle, making him the first villain of the brand-new DC Universe. Yet, it seems the actor is already hungry to return wherever Warner Bros. and DC can fit him, especially if that means facing off against Superman.
While Carapax the Indestructible Man is best known as a villain of the second Blue Beetle Ted Kord, the character has been no stranger in crossing over with the larger DC Universe. Most notably, Conrad Carapax appeared in the opening pages of Action Comics #841 in 2006 to face off against the Man of Steel. When asked if he’d be willing to return to the role in the future to face off against Superman, Blue Beetle actor Raoul Max Trujillo said he’s all in.
“What do you think? [Laughs] Hell yeah! I want to take on Henry Cavill,” Trujillo told Heroic Hollywood. “No, I would be all for that. And hopefully, it’ll happen because I signed a nice deal to cross over into the DC Universe. It depends on where they go, how they go, and how they figure I can fit in, but yes, I would love that because I love this character, especially the unique story given to him recently. As for Superman, I haven’t seen [him] lately, but you see the evolution of Batman, especially in the latest ones, and especially the Joker. If they’re doing something similar with Superman, that could be really interesting for sure. I’m all in. You don’t need to twist my arm!”
It should be noted before fans get too excited that Raoul Max Trujillo likely isn’t aware that the role of Superman has been recast from Henry Cavill for Superman: Legacy, with David Corenswet taking up the role of the Man of Steel. Regardless, the actor’s seemingly beefy contract almost promises that fans will be seeing more of Carapax the Indestructible Man in the future of the DC Universe, or at the very least in a potential sequel to Blue Beetle.
Facing off against Superman isn’t the only place Raoul Max Trujillo could return, of course. Conrad Carapax was also a short-lived member of the Suicide Squad in the comics, potentially setting the actor to return in a leading role in a sequel to 2021’s The Suicide Squad. It’s also possible he’ll appear to challenge Ted Kord in the upcoming Booster Gold series, as the titular character is the best friend of the Kord version of Blue Beetle in the comics. Though with the movie still a few months from release, it’s likely not even Trujillo knows what the future holds for the Indestructible Man.
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 Max 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.