Xolo Maridueña in talks for HBO Max’s “Blue Beetle” movie
Xolo Maridueña, one of the stars of the escape from Cobra Kai, is now in talks to star Jaime Reyes in DC’s upcoming film adaptation Blue beetle. The film, which is produced by Warner Bros. for HBO Max, will be the first DC film to bring a Latin character to the fore.
Blue beetle is set to be led by Kings of the charming city director Angel Manuel Soto. New superhero film is written by Mexican-born writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, best known for writing Universal’s Scarface remake and Sony Miss Bala.
Throughout DC Comics, the title of Blue Beetle has been claimed by three different characters. However, this film will focus on the third character to take on the role, Mexican-American teenager Jaime Reyes. While the DCEU has featured other Latino / Latinas characters in supporting roles – Jay Hernandez as El Diablo in Suicide Squad and Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya in Birds of prey, for example – this is the first standalone title with a Latin actor as the lead.
On Cobra Kai, Maridueña plays Miguel Diaz, Johnny Lawrence’s neighbor and best student in his dojo. The Netflix original series is a continuation of the Karate kid franchise. Cobra Kai is entering its fourth season, which will begin in the fourth quarter of 2021.
According to The Envelope, manufacture on the Blue beetle The film is set to begin early next year, with John Rickard producing for HBO Max.
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