Bad Beetle meets Beetle in DC Comics’ upcoming flick based on the series.
Warner Bros. and DC Films’ first Latino superhero character to come alive on the big screen in new project, Insider have confirmed Wrap up.
The story’s spotlight is on Mexican-American teenager Jaime Reyes – one of three different characters in the comic series to watch the Blue Beetle alter ego, though the film will only focus on Reyes.
Warner Bros. has signed Angel Manuel Suto – director of HBO Max’s “Charm City Kings” – “Blue Beetle”, presenting screenplay by Mexican-born Gareth Dunnett-Allocher, author of the 2019 crime-thriller “Miss Bala” Is Universal’s upcoming “Scarface” remake. Shooting of the groundbreaking film is scheduled to begin in the fall of this year.
Defunct Fox Comics created the Blue Beetle in 1939 as the superhero identity of fictional police officer Dan Garrett, who developed extrasensory powers following experimental supplements. The series was later purchased by another now-discontinued publisher, Charlton Comics, where Mutant Police was reunited as an archaeologist; Later still, he transformed into an inventor named Ted Kord.
DC Comics eventually acquired Blue Beetle in the 1980s and, in 2006, reintroduced the character from El Paso, Texas, in its current iteration as working-class hero Jaime Reyes, whose family had a connection to Superman Is not. Reyes is said to have discovered a supernatural mark while coming home from school. At home, Beetle escapes from his capsule and fuses himself to the unintentional teen.
In a statement to The Wrap, Soto said, “It’s an honor to direct ‘Blue Beetle’, the first Latino superhero film for DC.”
“I sincerely want to thank Warner Bros. and DC for trusting me to bring Jaime Reece to life. I can’t wait to create history with the filmmaker.”