Blue Beetle is set to become DC’s first Latino superhero to hit the big screen with Angel Manuel Soto signed on to direct the film.
According to The Wrap, Soto, who directed 2020’s Charm City Kings, will take the director’s chair while the script is being penned by Mexican writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer.
Blue Beetle is a Mexican-American superhero with a long history in comics. He first appeared way back in 1939 as a creation of Charles Wojtkowski for Fox Comics.
Although he didn’t start off as a Latino character, the Blue Beetle title currently belongs to teenager Jaime Reyes.
After being fused with an ancient scarab beetle, Reyes now possesses an awesome suit of armor! He possesses super strength, agility and he can even fly with his beetle wings. He could even be DC’s answer to Marvel’s Iron-Man, if we’re being honest.
In fact, when the MCU kicked off with Iron-Man in 2008, the hero wasn’t nearly as popular as he is today. So, this just might work out for DC to build a solid character from the ground up.
Blue Beetle will add a nice touch to the DCEU, which already has notable Latino characters such as El Diablo, played by Jay Hernandez in Suicide Squad.
The hero was even featured in the 2017 video game, Injustice: Gods Among Us 2.
This will give fans something to look forward to after Zack Snyder’s Justice League cut finally drops on March 18.
What do you think? Are you excited for a new, unfamiliar name like Blue Beetle to hit the big screen?