DC Unveiled the first look poster for Blue Beetle, which is scheduled to hit theaters on August 18, 2023. Check out the poster below.
In the film, Xolo Maridueña plays the role of Jaime Reyes a.k.a. Blue Beetle, a teenage Hispanic El Pasoan, who gains superpowers when an alien Blue Beetle scarab grafts onto him, forming a powerful exoskeleton around his body. The film also stars Bruna Marquezine as Penny, Belissa Escobedo as Milagros Reyes, George Lopez as Rudy, Adriana Barraza as Nana, Elpidia Carrillo as Rocio, Damián Alcázar as Alberto, Raoul Trujillo as Carapax the Indestructible Man, and Susan Sarandon as Victoria Kord.
In an interview with Variety, Maridueña told”This is really gonna be a stepping stone in my life.” He added, “I’ve gotten the chance to build chemistry with these people over the years on Cobra Kai. To try to recreate that chemistry in a much shorter amount of time is gonna be difficult, but all of these guys are professionals. I know that I’m in the hands of people who are the best at what they do. The opportunity at Cobra Kai has really blessed me; I can do stunts, we can do crazy stuff. Adding this new level of green screen and suits and CGI and all of this will add a whole new crazy level to it that I’m so excited for.”
Directed by Angel Manuel Soto from a screenplay by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer. DC Studios, Entertainment One, S&K Pictures, and the Safran Company are producing. Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute the film.
The film was first planned to launch on HBO Max, but the plan changed to a theatrical release.
Blue Beetle will hit theaters on August 18, 2023.