Xolo Maridueña’s Blue Beetle appears to be in some trouble based on a newly-surfaced set video.
Warner Bros. and DC are bringing a lot of new characters to the bring screen in their upcoming slate. One of the films will focus on the Jaime Reyes version of Blue Beetle, which will be played by Cobra Kai star Xolo Maridueña. The project was initially developed for HBO Max, but will now hit the silver screen next year.
Has Jaime Reyes Been Captured?
Blue Beetle‘s principal photography started in May, and it didn’t take long for the first look at Xolo Maridueña in the suit to surface online. As filming continues in Puerto Rico, we’ve got a fresh look at the comic-accurate suit. In the set video, Reyes looks like he’s in trouble with a military team surrounding him as he’s hanging on a wire. You can check out the set video 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 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 hero.
Blue Beetle is being directed by Angel Manuel Soto for an August 2023 release. Stay tuned for the latest news surrounding the film, and subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!