Streaming services have begun a whole new playing field when it comes to expanding your cinematic universe. Marvel and DC are both capitalizing on the straight-to-consumer system to build these worlds. In the case of DC, HBO Max has become the streaming home for the DCEU with projects like Peacemaker, Batgirl, Static Shock, and Blue Beetle in the works. We recently got the news that actress Leslie Grace is set to star as Barbra Gordon in her own solo, and now it looks like we’ve got our Blue Beetle.
Star of Netflix’s Cobra Kai, Xolo Mariduena, is reportedly in talks to star Jaime Reyes, the third incarnation of the Blue Beetle and will lead his own solo film. The project is set to be directed by Angel Manuel Soto and was written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer. The project is set to begin production early next year, with John Rickard serving as producer and Zev Foreman as executive producer.
For those unfamiliar with the character, Jaime Reyes follows in the footsteps of Ted Kord, who picked up the mantle of Blue Beetle from Dan Garret. Jaime is different from his predecessors in that the Scarab attached to his back, a piece of tech from an alien species known as the Teach. It allows Jaime to don a suit of armor, and become the Blue Beetle. The character is yet another one from Charlton comics, a group that DC and WB seem keen on adapting lately, with Peacemaker also coming to HBO Max. While it isn’t confirmed, we could see seeds planted and or maybe even Kord show up before Jaimes big debut.
Source: The Wrap