DC’s Blue Beetle movie adds three new actors, including What We Do In The Shadows star Harvey Guillén in a mysterious role opposite Xolo Maridueña.
DC blue beetle the film would have cast three new actors, including What we do in the shadows starring Harvey Guillén. Warner Bros. and DC Films are working to expand the DC Extended Universe in multiple ways and have a full slate of movies and shows in development. This includes major blockbusters like Dwayne Johnson’s black adamthe HBO Max original movie bat girland a second season of Peacemaker. One of the other exciting projects underway is blue beetlewhich stars Xolo Maridueña as the DC superhero.
Development on a live-action blue beetle The Jaime Reyes-centric movie debuted in 2018. Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer was hired to write the screenplay for what will be DC’s first Latino-led movie. It was then revealed in early 2021 that Charm City Kings’ Angel Manuel Soto will lead, and it wasn’t too long after WB got the Cobra Kai star to take on the lead role. Although blue beetle was originally envisioned as an HBO Max original movie, WB and DC have changed those plans to give the movie a fall 2023 theatrical release date.
progress on blue beetle continues to be made, as it now appears that Xolo Maridueña has his first co-stars. Deadline reported for the first time that What we do in the shadows Star Harvey Guillén is in talks to appear in the DCEU movie. There are no known details on what role he will play if a deal is reached. Harvey Guillén is best known for playing Guillermo de la Cruz in FX’s What we do in the shadows Television show created by Jemaine Clément. The envelope followed this report to reveal that Bruna Marquezine and Belissa Escobedo have joined blue beetle‘s cast too. Marquezine will play Penny, Jaime’s female lead and love interest, while Escobedo will play Jaime’s younger sister, Milagros.
With these three new additions to blue beetle, the film took another big step forward. Penny appears to be an original character created for the upcoming DCEU film, giving Marquezine a potentially big role in the film. The Brazilian actress is hugely popular thanks to her appearances in various telenovelas over the years, including her recent airing on Deus Salve o Rei / God Save the King. Escobedo is best known for her role in The baker and the beautybut she will also appear in Disney+ Hocus Pocus 2. Her role as Jaime’s sister shows how the film will explore the superhero’s family life in addition to her heroic pursuits.
The addition of Guillén to blue beetleThe casting marks a big step for him after receiving praise on WWDITS. The evolution of Guillermo’s show has even allowed the actor to pull off a few stunts, which could be beneficial as he joins the DCEU. The mystery surrounding his role could indicate his importance, which could mean that Guillén will be blue beetleor another superhero, like a reimagined Booster Gold. If he’s the villain, Black Beetle could be the role he ultimately plays. With studios clearly making progress on blue beetleI hope more information about this will be revealed in the near future.
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Sources: Deadline, The Wrap
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