DCU News – George Lopez to star in DC superhero movie Blue Beetle

DC Comics fans may be surprised when Warner Bros. announces a major shift for its upcoming release. At one point, there were five different live-action film projects in 2022—right now, only three will enter the year.Of course, there are Batman Earlier this year, but will come later black adam October and Shazam!Wrath of the Gods in December. flash, Neptuneand (almost certainly) batgirl It has been delayed, making 2023 a pretty big year for the studio.

One of the future projects that DC Comics is already planning for next year is blue beetle, which will introduce a brand new superhero to the world.movie will star Cobra KayThe Xolo Maridueña plays superhero Jamie Reyes and is directed by Angel Manuel Soto.

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At one point, the film was meant to debut exclusively on HBO Max.However, things have changed and the budding superhero’s first feature has emerged Released in the second half of 2023.

Plot details of the film are unclear, but the project has been slowly adding to the cast. Most recently, Bruna Marquezine starred alongside Harvey Guillen, whose role details have been kept under wraps. Belissa Escobedo also enlisted in the army, joining as Reyes’ sister Milagros Reyes.

Now, blue beetle More names have been added, this time in addition to the Reyes family.

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George Lopez joins DC’s Blue Beetle

Package Reports say famed actor and comedian George Lopez has joined Warner Bros. Upcoming DC Comics Movies, blue beetle. Adiana Barraza, Elpidia Carillo and Damian Alcazar have also joined the project.

Lopez plays Uncle Rudy, Barraza as Nana, Carrillo as Rossio and Alcazar as Alberto. They join Jaime Reyes of Xolo Mariduena and Milagro of Bellisa Escobedo, the four newcomers completing the Reyes family.

The film’s director, Angel Manuel Soto, released a statement saying that his goal has always been to “[honor] Those amazing and beloved actors from Mexico paved the way… [for] Latin American Cinema:”

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“Originally, my goal in finding a family was to be able to have a group of real people, not just as real in terms of Latino, but also real in terms of accents and overall experience, which was very important to me that the elders in the family would be from Mexico… …not just from Mexico, but a tribute to those amazing and beloved actors from Mexico who not only paved the way for Latin American cinema, but also spanned the Anglo-Saxon community and the Latin American community in America. “

Soto goes on to say how he believes this cast allows “Reality level” He hopes to bring on screen:

“Then you have a younger, incoming new blood, like Belissa and Solo, who are Mexican-American, and linking them to someone who was born in Mexico before, and then comes U.S. was able to provide a Mexican family, a brown Mexican family, with that authenticity, and I think this cast allowed us to have it all.”

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Given the importance and attention the Reyes family seems to be getting, it’s a sign that their family dynamics will be a major element of the film’s story, as well as its running theme. With director Angel Manuel Soto’s enthusiasm for them, the Reyes family will no doubt see a lot of screen time.

But will this story involve Jamie Reyes keeping his blue beetle secret from his family and the struggles that come with it? Or will they ditch the tropes for his relatives to find out soon enough, thus showing a more unique dynamic on screen?

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Fans will have to wait until next year to find out. Hopefully, with all these recent casts, viewers will get a better idea of ​​what’s going to happen with the actual plot of the movie sooner rather than later. Will this movie really pit Reyes against a villain like Darkseid? Maybe some interesting reveal awaits at this year’s DC FanDome.

blue beetle It is set to open in theaters on August 18, 2023.

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