Xolo Maridueña, Miguel in Cobra Kai, is in talks to star as Jaime Reyes in Blue Beetle for HBO Max, Warner Bros. and DC Films. It would be the first superhero movie starring a Latin character, according to exclusive information by TheWrap.

Angel Manuel Soto, of “Charm City Kings“It would be its director and the script would be in charge of the Mexican Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, who wrote the remake of Scarface and Miss Bala. In DC Comics, Blue Beetle is the pseudonym used by three different superheroes, but the film will focus on Jaime Reyes.

Reyes, a Mexican teenager, was the third to assume the Blue Beetle role and although there are already Latino characters in DC (Jay Hernández as El Diablo in Suicide Squad and Rosie Pérez as Renee Montoya in Birds of Prey), this would be the first starring a latin person.

The revelation star of In the Heights, Leslie Graces, since she is Dominican-American and will now be Batgirl, starring as Barbara Gordon in the next movie on HBO Max.

Husband He has Mexican, Cuban and Ecuadorian descent and right now he has the role of Miguel Díaz in Cobra Kai. Its fourth season is expected in the fourth quarter of 2021, but the Blue beetle would go into production next year, with John Rickard in production and Zev Foreman in executive production.

According to MPAAIn 2017, Hispanic / Latino audiences were the highest per capita on film, going to the movies 4.5 times per year. In North America, they buy 24% of the tickets and for a few years the superhero cinema offers a lot of diversity, the Latino population occupied a 22% of the audience in Wonder Woman and 21% in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Blue Beetle was created in 1939 by Charles Wojtkowski as an alter ego to Dan Garrett, a police officer who used experimental vitamins to create superpowers. In 1950, Fox Comics went bankrupt and Charlton Comics obtained its rights, re-imagining Garrett as an archaeologist who got his powers from Egyptian technology.

In 1966, Charlon introduced the character of Ted Kord, athlete and inventor created by Steve Ditko, a new version of the superhero. In 1980 Charlon also went bankrupt and his characters were bought by DC Comics, introducing them all in “Crisis on Infinite Earths“.

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And we come to Jaime Reyes, who discovered Blue Beetle on his way home with his two best friends, Paco and Brenda. Reyes took it and that night it came to life and was engraved on his spine, giving him armor that modifies his speed and strength.