Blue Beetle, DC’s first Latin superhero movie, is in development

Exclusively, The Wrap reported Tuesday that Warner Bros. and DC Films are developing the first live-action film about the superhero. Blue beetle. Although in the world of cartoons there have been three different versions of the « Blue Beetle », the upcoming film will be based on the last character that has worn the vigilante’s clothing: the Mexican American Jaime Reyes.

The feature film will have a script by the Mexican Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, whose short film Contrapelo (2014) earned him a presence in Palm Springs, Tribeca and the Monterrey International Film Festival. In the executive chair is the Puerto Rican Angel Manuel Soto, who five years ago obtained recognition for the best debut film at the Guadalajara International Film Festival thanks to his film La Granja (2015).

«It’s an honor to direct Blue Beetle, the first Latino superhero movie for DC« Soto told The Wrap. “I want to sincerely thank everyone at Warner Bros. and DC for trusting me to bring Jaime Reyes to life. I can’t wait for us to make history together.

Jaime Reyes (aka Blue Beetle) made his comic book debut in 2006, as part of DC Comics’ Infinite Crisis series. It is about a young man who lives with his family in El Paso, Texas, and who obtains his superpowers – to fly, generate energy shields and launch rays, among others – from a sacred beetle attached to his spine.

Regarding audiovisual adaptations, Reyes has previously appeared in the final season of the series Smallville (2001-2011) and in the animated film Justice league vs. Teen Titans (2016) from Warner Bros. Animation.

With Zev Foreman (Colossal) serving as executive producer, Blue Beetle plans to start filming in the fall of this year. No actor in the lead role has yet been reported.

Blue Beetle (Jaren Brandt Bartlett), on Smallville season 10.

This news about the « Blue Beetle » comes days after announcing the signing of the Latin actor Sasha Calle as Supergirl in the upcoming solo movie The Flash. Come on here to read the full note.

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