BLUE BEETLE Set Video & More Photos Give Us A Better Look At That Comic-Accurate Costume
Following last night's photos, a brief video and some more snaps from the set of Warner Bros.' Blue Beetle movie have been shared online, giving us a better look at Xolo Maridueña's awesome costume...
Last night, we got a first glimpse of Cobra Kai star Xolo Maridueña in full costume as the Blue Beetle on the set of the currently shooting movie, and thanks to some more photos and a brief video, we now have an even better look at that comic-accurate outfit.
The video was shared by The Daily Mail, and appears to show Jaimie Reyes escaping from a crushed vehicle. What - or who - could be responsible for the damage? We still don't know which villain will feature in the film, but looking at the state of that car, could it be Doctor Polaris? There are plenty of other possibilities, of course, including Amparo Cardenas, aka La Dama.
In addition, Just Jared has posted a tonne of new photos, giving us a more detailed look at Reyes' costume.
Sharon Stone is set to play a newly created character named Victoria Kord, but a rumor that Ted Lasso star Jason Sudeikis will play her son, Ted Kord, has now been debunked. Brazilian newcomer Bruna Marquezine is also on board as the female lead and Reyes' love interest Penny, and Belissa Escobedo (Sex Appeal, American Horror Stories) as Jaime's younger sister Milagros Reyes. Harvey Guillen’s (What We Do In The Shadows) role is currently being kept under wraps.
Directed by Angel Manuel Soto, the film will focus on Maridueña's take on Reyes, who was introduced back in 2006's Infinite Crisis. The Mexican-American teen was actually the third character to take up the mantle of Blue Beetle after Dan Garret and Ted Kord - although he's arguably eclipsed both in popularity since. Mexican-born writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer penned the screenplay, and John Rickard is on board as producer.
The movie was originally being developed as a HBO Max exclusive, but we recently found out that The DCEU's first Latino lead hero will make his feature debut on the big screen on August 18, 2023.