After years of rumors the movie of “Blue Beetle”, the Latin superhero of DC Comics whose real name is Jaime Reyes, finally gets underway. This will be the first time that a character of Latin origin is the protagonist of his solo film, as previous Latino superheroes who appeared in DC movies were relegated to supporting roles in group movies.
As reported by The Warp, the film will be directed by the Puerto Rican Ángel Manuel Soto Y will feature the script by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, the writer behind the remake of « Scarface ». “It is an honor to direct‘ Blue Beetle ’, the first solo film by a Latino superhero for DC. I want to sincerely thank everyone at Warner Bros and DC for trusting me to bring Jaime Reyes to life, « said the director.
Created by Keith Giffen, John Rogers and Cully Hamner, « Blue Beetle » debuted in DC in 2006 in the fifth issue of the Infinite Crisis series (Infinite Crisis). He assumed the superhero mantle that he left vacant after the death of Ted Kord, the second « Blue Beetle. »
Reyes, a working-class teenager from El Paso, found a blue beetle on his way home from school. The young man picked up the insect and took it with him, intending to find out exactly what it was. That same night, the little animal came to life and entered the teenager’s spine. In this way, the beetle provided him with alien armor that could alter his physical abilities, in order to increase his speed and strength.
« Blue Beetle » is a superhero who has the ability to fly and has incredible stamina. What’s more, can perfectly understand alien languages and create his own weapons.
The character made his screen debut in « Smallville. », played by Jaren Brandt Bartlett, in an episode that focused on « Booster Gold. » Those two characters are frequently found together, and most of the movie and television rumors have hovered around the character of « Blue Beetle » and have also included « Booster », although it is not yet clear if that will be the case. The new movie.
In many of his appearances, Jaime can be found playing a version of « Peacemaker, » a character who will appear in « The Suicide Squad » and then continue with his own HBO series Max played by John Cena.
« Blue Beetle » will begin production next fall and has no release date yet..