Although Blue Beetle filming has not started yet, the creatives behind the project participated in DC FanDome and they left some interesting lines, in addition to the concept art that clearly shows the look of the Mexican hero. Director Angel Manuel Soto placeholder image next to the scriptwriter Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer and Xolo Maridueña had the chance to express how it feels to bring to life the first Latin hero of the DC Extended Universe.
The film will tell the story of Jaime Reyes and nothing better than a group of creatives with the same background as this hero to make the key decisions regarding the project. Soto and Dunnet-Alcocer commented on the importance of credibly executing the Latino heritage of the film’s main character. Xolo Maridueña He is a young talent with the ability to take Reyes to the big screen.
Blue Beetle and its Latino heritage
“It’s going to be fun and very crazy. But also emotional. Latin Americans have all those things and the movie reflects it. It also has everything that makes Blue Beetle great“Said Dunnet-Alcocer and referred to the beetle, the element that gives Jaime powers:”It is one of the most powerful technologies in the entire universe ”.
“What I really like about Jaime is that he becomes a reflection of someone who has been around us forever: a Mexican-American boy who wants to be part of this world, who wants to have a piece of this world, who wants to be able to prosper in this world. And like many people like him, he finds himself facing the same obstacles that many of us face. “added the writer.
“One of the things that Gareth did so cool was to capture the Latino family at its roots. How we see it and not how others tell us or from a third-person perspective. For once we see a hero come out of a family with an economic background similar to ours and represent those who come from below”, Remarked director Soto. Blue Beetle will be an exclusive premiere on HBO Max.