‘Blue Beetle’: ‘Cobra Kai’ Actor Xolo Maridueña Confirms He’s Playing Jaime Reyes In New DC Comics Movie

Batgirl won’t be the only DC Comics movie heading to HBO Max.

It was announced a while back that director Angel Manuel Soto (Charm City Kings) had been hired for the upcoming Blue Beetle movie from Warner Bros. and DC Films with filming said to be aiming for early next year after previous reports claimed a fall shoot.

The Wrap is echoing previous indications that Xolo Maridueña (Cobra Kai) is in talks with Warner Bros. to play Jamie eyes aka Blue Beetle. Big Screen Leaks had pointed towards the actor potentially taking the DC Comics role back in June.

Xolo Maridueña has confirmed this new with multiple posts on his Instagram stories saying, “I’m a frigging superhero dog, what the fuck?” In a video post at a screening for James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad.

Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (Miss Bala) is writing the film and recently worked on the latest Scarface incarnation for director Luca Guadagnino.

A release date for Blue Beetle has yet to be announced but early 2023 is a good bet.


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