Bad meets beetle in DC Comics’ upcoming flick based mostly on the “Blue Beetle” sequence.
The new venture will see Warner Bros. and DC Films’ first Latino superhero character come to life on the large display screen, insiders have confirmed to the Wrap.
The story’s highlight is on Mexican-American teenager Jaime Reyes — certainly one of three completely different characters within the comedian sequence to imagine the Blue Beetle alter ego, though the movie will focus solely on Reyes.
Warner Bros. has signed on Angel Manuel Soto — director of HBO Max’s “Charm City Kings” — to helm “Blue Beetle,” that includes a screenplay by Mexican-born Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, author of the 2019 crime-thriller “Miss Bala” and Universal’s forthcoming “Scarface” remake. The groundbreaking movie is scheduled to begin taking pictures within the fall of this yr.
The defunct Fox Comics created Blue Beetle in 1939, because the superhero id of fictional police officer Dan Garrett, who developed extrasensory powers after downing experimental dietary supplements. The sequence was later purchased by one other now-shuttered writer, Charlton Comics, the place the mutant cop was reimagined as an archaeologist as a substitute; later nonetheless, he morphed into an inventor named Ted Kord.
DC Comics in the end acquired Blue Beetle within the Nineteen Eighties and, in 2006, re-introduced the character in his present iteration as working-class protagonist Jaime Reyes, from El Paso, Texas, whose household has no ties to superhumans. Reyes is claimed to have found a supernatural scarab whereas strolling house from college. At house, the beetle escapes its capsule and fuses itself to the unwitting teen.
In an announcement to the Wrap, Soto mentioned, “It is an honor to direct ‘Blue Beetle,’ the first Latino superhero movie for DC.”
“I need to sincerely thank everybody at Warner Bros. and DC for trusting me to carry Jaime Reyes to life. I am unable to wait to make historical past collectively,” the filmmaker added.