‘Blue Beetle’ Star Xolo Maridueña On The Importance Of Upcoming Film

The film arrives in 2023.

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Blue Beetle star Xolo Maridueña has opened up about the importance the upcoming DCEU film will have.

The DCEU is opening up its doors in unique ways. One of the upcoming projects currently in development at Warner Bros. is a Blue Beetle film. The film was originally set to hit HBO Max in 2023, but it has since been slated to hit theatres. Angel Manuel Soto will direct Cobra Kai breakout star Xolo Maridueña as the titular DC hero.

With the fourth season of Cobra Kai launching to critical acclaim, audiences are looking forward to seeing Xolo Maridueña’s career grow. After all, what’s a bigger achievement than headlining your own superhero movie in this day and age? While Maridueña is on track to be one of the few Latino superheroes on the big screen, he revealed to USA Today that his DCEU makes him intimidated as it is his first feature film.

“Honestly, it feels like I’ve skipped a few stepping stones. ‘Cobra Kai’ has been such a wonderful opportunity, (and) it feels a little bit intimidating being this is my first movie and it’s in a realm that’s totally different than anything I’ve ever worked on. I’m nervous, but I’m excited. It’s gonna be important, not only for Latinos and to see people of color, brown people, represented onscreen, but also show a story that we haven’t really seen before.”

The Cobra Kai star then went on to reveal that he’s tried on the Blue Beetle suit and how the studio hopes to see him become more fit.

“We’ve done two suit fittings. They’re hoping that I get more buff by the time we actually start filming. But I’ve seen the suit, and it looks awesome.”

Created by Keith Giffen, John Rogers, and Cully Hamner, Jaime Reyes made his first appearance in the pages of 2006’s Infinite Crisis #5. A live-action version of Jaime made an appearance in the Superman prequel series Smallville, with Jaren Brandt Bartlett playing the DC Comics hero.

Directed by Angel Manuel Soto, Blue Beetle stars Xolo Maridueña as the titular character. The film is being written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer with John Rickard producing. Blue Beetle will buzz into cinemas on August 18, 2023.

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Source: USA Today