blue beetle will be the first Latino-led superhero film and it will be helmed by Charm City Kings director Angel Manuel Soto. Everything we’ve seen from the movie so far has looked pretty amazing, including the stunning new set photos that show the lead actor in his awesome costume. There was a rumor, which has since been debunked, that Jason Sudeikis would play Ted Kord and fans were running with it. A DC Comics fan has created a new design that imagines the actor as one of the original Blue Beetle.
An Instagram artist who goes by the handle of @Clements.Ink, has created a new concept that depicts Sudeikis as Ted Kord/Blue Beetle. The design gives the actor a comically accurate costume and he looks quite amazing. He features a blue and black suit with the traditional yellow goggles and the drone that follows him around. You can check out the Blue Beetle fan art below!
blue beetle star Xolo Maridueña was chosen by fans before eventually landing the role. The actor comes from Cobra Kai fame and believes the show groomed him for his role in the DC Comics series. Marindueña revealed this in a recent interview with Variety.
“It’s really going to be a stepping stone in my life,” Maridueña shared in an interview earlier this year. “I’ve been lucky enough to build chemistry with these people over the years on Cobra Kai. Trying to recreate that chemistry in a much shorter time is going to be tough, but all of these guys are professionals. I know I am 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. Add this new level of green screen and costumes and CGI and all of that will add a whole new crazy level that I’m so excited for.”
Not much is currently known about DC Comics blue beetle movie because plot details are kept away from The Reach. The film will make its theatrical debut after it was originally intended for HBO Max. The blue beetle The movie is set to follow Jaime Reyes, who in the comics is the third character to take on the mantle of Blue Beetle following the death of Ted Kord. The cast will also include Susan Sarandon as Victoria Kord, Bruna Marquezine as Penny, Belissa Escobedo, George Lopez, Adriana Barraza, Elpidia Carillo and Damián Alcázar as Jaime’s family members, and Harvey Guillen in a currently unknown role.
Created by Keith Giffen, John Rogers, and Hamner, Jaime’s Warrant significantly changed Blue Beetle lore, revealing that the Egyptian beetle that gives the hero powers is actually of alien origin and provided some sort of alien armor. . Eventually, Jaime would become a member of the Justice League, Justice League International, Teen Titans, Young Justice, and Secret Six.
blue beetle is set to hit theaters on August 18, 2023.