Dangerous meets beetle in DC Comics’ upcoming flick primarily based on the “Blue Beetle” collection.
The brand new undertaking will see Warner Bros. and DC Movies’ first Latino superhero character come to life on the massive display, 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 collection 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 “Allure Metropolis Kings” — to helm “Blue Beetle,” that includes a screenplay by Mexican-born Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, author of the 2019 crime-thriller “Miss Bala” and Common’s forthcoming “Scarface” remake. The groundbreaking movie is scheduled to start out 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 collection 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 finally acquired Blue Beetle within the 1980s 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 residence from college. At residence, the beetle escapes its capsule and fuses itself to the unwitting teen.
In a press release to the Wrap, Soto stated, “It’s an honor to direct ‘Blue Beetle,’ the primary Latino superhero movie for DC.”
“I wish to sincerely thank everybody at Warner Bros. and DC for trusting me to deliver Jaime Reyes to life. I can’t wait to make historical past collectively,” the filmmaker added.