Blue Beetle was born as a project for HBO Max but was then destined for theaters by Warner Bros.
The increasingly rich cast is reflecting this change: now Sharon Stone is in talks to play villainVictoria Kordin the film.
Xolo Maridueña , star of Cobra Kai , will be the protagonist Jaime Reyes, in the DC comics the third human being to assume the identity of Blue Beetle after Dan Garret and Ted Kord.
Created by Keith Giffen, John Rogers and Cully Hamner , the character first appeared in 2006 in Infinite Crisis # 5, while his first issue arrived in May of the same year with Blue Beetle # 1. In the comic, Jaime discovers the Blue Cockroach in an abandoned area as he is returning home with his best friends Paco and Brenda. That night the Beetle comes to life and places itself at the base of the boy’s spine, endowing him with an extraterrestrial armor with enormous powers.
The rest of the cast includes George Lopez, Adrianna Barraza, Harvey Guillén, Bruna Marquezine, Damián Alcázar, Belissa Escobedo and Elpidia Carrillo . Blue Beetle will be directed by Charm City Kings director Angel Manuel Soto . Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer , a name linked to the Scarface reboot for Universal, will handle the script instead.
The surname Kord is the same as the former Blue Beetle Ted Kord, and Sharon Stone’s character may be his wife. However, this is an original creation for the film, so we know practically nothing about the character.