It remains to be seen if Blue beetle will have a place in the new DC Universe, but star Xolo Maridueña is already set to return for a sequel.
When speaking with Imperio, Xolo Maridueña said that Blue beetle It may not simply be a holdover from the DCEU, but it all depends on how the movie performs. “If we get a movie or a trilogy and shove it into the Justice League shit, we’re set for nine,”Maridueña said. “for me and angel [Manuel Soto, director] and the crew, we kick some ass with this movie. It just depends on the numbers.“
It’s hard to know if Blue beetle It will strike a chord with audiences enough to warrant a sequel, but it is making history by bringing a great Latino hero to the big screen. “The goal was to create a movie for a young me and a young angel who was like, ‘Hey man, someone who looks like you or comes from a similar background can be a superhero.said Xolo Mariduena. “The second thing was to open more doors for people like us. As fun as it is to enter this world of superheroes where everything is [dialled up to] 110 percent, [it’s] the characters… that I have [most] related to.“
“Jaime Reyes, a recent college graduate, returns home full of aspirations for his future, only to discover that the house is not exactly as he left it.”, reads the official synopsis for Blue Beetle. “As he seeks to find his purpose in the world, fate intervenes when Jaime unexpectedly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotech: the Scarab. When Scarab suddenly chooses Jaime as his symbiotic host, he is granted an incredible armor capable of extraordinary and unpredictable powers, forever changing his destiny when he becomes the superhero BLUE BEETLE.“
In addition to Xolo Maridueña, the Blue beetle film also starring George Lopez (beverly hills chihuahua), Adriana Barraza (rambo: last blood), Elpidia Carrillo (Predator), Damian Alcazar (miss bullet), Belisa Escobedo (american horror stories), Bruna Marquezine (God save the king), Harvey Guillen (What we do in the shadows) and Raoul Max Trujillo (Mayans MC). Susan Sarandon (Monarch) also stars as Victoria Kord, the film’s main villain. It was also announced this morning that Becky G would provide the voice of Khaji-Da, “the being that imbues and controls the Scarab attached to Jaime’s back.” Blue beetle will hit theaters on August 18, 2023.
Would you be down for a Blue beetle continuation?