Xolo Maridueña’s ‘Blue Beetle’ Movie Gets An Official Synopsis

Blue Beetle arrives in Summer 2023.

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Warner Bros. has released an official synopsis for its Blue Beetle movie starring Xolo Maridueña.

Xolo Maridueña is set to make his debut as the DC Comics hero Jaime Reyes in Blue Beetle, a new DC Universe feature from Angel Manuel Soto. Warner Bros. dropped a Blue Beetle teaser poster during the recent CCXP event in Brazil and now the studio has shared a synopsis for the upcoming movie.

The Blue Beetle synopsis reads as follows: “Recent college grad Jaime Reyes (Xolo Mariduena) returns home full of aspirations for his future, only to find that home is not quite as he left it.”

“As he searches to find his purpose in the world, fate intervenes when Jaime unexpectedly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology: the Scarab.”

“When the Scarab suddenly chooses Jaime to be its symbiotic host, he is bestowed with an incredible suit of armour capable of extraordinary and unpredictable powers, forever changing his destiny as he becomes the Super Hero Blue Beetle,” the synopsis teases.

A 20-year old actor of Mexican, Cuban and Ecuadorian descent, Xolo Maridueña is best known for his work as Miguel Diaz in the Karate Kid sequel series Cobra Kai, which made its debut on YouTube Red before moving to Netflix. He previously starred in the NBC series ParenthoodBlue Beetle marks Maridueña’s first foray into the DC Universe.

Who Is DC’s Blue Beetle?

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 the possession of the Blue Beetle scarab and used it to manifest a weaponized exoskeleton. Taking on the Beetle mantle, Jaime used the suit for good alongside his two best friends Brenda and Paco.

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 character.

Blue Beetle is currently scheduled to hit theaters on August 18, 2023. Stay tuned for the latest news surrounding the film and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.