Warner Bros. recently canceled the show starting with Leslie Grace’s Batgirl movie under its belt. The cancellation of the DC film triggered a domino effect that led to the abandonment of several more projects on HBO Max.
This development left many fans wondering whether other films like Blue Beetle would also get the ax. The above project is directed by Angel Manuel Soto and the lead role will be portrayed by Cobra Kai’s Xolo Mariduna.
Now, ahead of its 2023 release, a promising update has surfaced online about the Blue Beetle.
Blue Beetle director reveals fate of DC film
Blue Beetle director ngel Manuel Soto and lead actor Xolo Mariduena sat down with NPR to discuss the real fate of the film under Warner Bros., as well as comparing the DC hero to Iron Man and the Green Lantern.
Soto previously admitted that there was “anxiety, anger, fear” at first upon learning of the news of Batgirl’s cancellation. However, the Puerto Rican director revealed that Warner Bros. executives responded to his concerns by assuring him that Blue Beetle would not face the same fate as the Leslie Grace-led film:
“I am not going to lie. Earlier there was Chinta, Anger, Darr. He told me not to worry, he has full support for the film.”
Meanwhile, Mariduna talks about his DC hero, describing him as “a fusion of Green Lantern and Iron Man:”.
“He’s like a fusion of the Green Lantern and Iron Man. He has a scarf from outer space attached to his body called Khaji Da.”
In the comics, Jaime Reyes becomes the Blue Beetle when he is implanted with super-powered alien armor. The actor explained Reyes’ legacy, saying:
“He’s a first-generation Mexican-American kid from El Paso, Texas.”
The DCEU newcomer also revealed that Blue Beetle is one of the oldest characters in the DC Universe, but he also noted that this version is newer.
Blue Beetle writer Gareth Dunnett Alcosar chronicles the journey of Reyes and his family in the film:
“What would my mom do if a foreign technology got buried in my spine? She wouldn’t think it’s cool. And for the Reyes family, it’s terrible. ‘We’re going to get attention from American institutions, from the government, from the military’ , from the police.'”