The planned American superhero movie Blue Beetle is based on the DC Comics character Jaime Reyes, also known as Blue Beetle. It is planned to be the fifteenth film in the DC Extended Universe and was made by DC Films, Entertainment One, S&K Pictures, and The Safran Company. Warner Bros. Pictures will distribute it (DCEU). The movie, which stars Xolo Mariduea as Reyes with Bruna Marquezine, Belissa Escobedo, George Lopez, Adriana Barraza, Elpidia Carrillo, Damián Alcázar, Raoul Trujillo, and Susan Sarandon, is being directed by Angel Manuel Soto from a screenplay by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer.
By the end of November 2018, Dunnet-Alcocer had been cast in a movie that will star Reyes. In February 2021, Soto received a contract to helm the movie for the HBO Max streaming service. Mariduea was cast in the movie that August and the release date was shifted to December for theaters. Prior to filming starting in late May in the Atlanta metropolitan area at Wilder Studios in Decatur, Georgia, as well as in El Paso, Texas, and Puerto Rico, additional casting took place in early 2022.
On August 18, 2023, Blue Beetle will be made available in the US.
Blue Beetle (2023) Cast
- Xolo Maridueña as Jaime Reyes / Blue Beetle: an El Paso teenager who is grafted to the alien Blue Beetle scarab that gives him a superpowered exosuit.
- Bruna Marquezine as Penny: Reyes’s love interest.
- Belissa Escobedo as Milagros Reyes: Reyes’s younger sister.
- George Lopez as Rudy: Reyes’ uncle.
- Adriana Barraza as Nana
- Elpidia Carrillo as Rocio
- Damián Alcázar as Alberto
- Raoul Trujillo as Carapax the Indestructible Man
- Susan Sarandon as Victoria Kord
Additionally, Harvey Guillén has been cast in an undisclosed role
By May 25, 2022, principal photography had started in the Atlanta metropolitan area, mostly at Wilder Studios in Decatur, Georgia. El Paso and Puerto Rico will both be used for filming. The director of photography is Pawel Pogorzelski. The movie is being produced under the working title Mofongo.
Blue Beetle (2023) Release
The American theatrical debut of Blue Beetle is set for August 18, 2023. There will also be a screening in El Paso. It was once supposed to be a streaming HBO Max original movie.