On Monday, a casting call made the rounds online suggesting that the Blue Beetle film would not only include Ted Kord, but that actor Jason Sudeikis would potentially be playing the role. Unfortunately, for those hoping to see Ted in the film, it’s looking as though he’s not in the film – nor is Sudeikis.
Umberto Gonzalez, who works for The Wrap, took to Twitter to deny the reports. “No, Jason Sudekis is NOT playing Ted Kord in Blue Beetle,” he tweeted. “He is not in the movie AT ALL.”
As it stands, Susan Sarandon is being introduced as a newly crafted character named Victoria Kord who will reportedly play a villainous role in the film. It remains to be seen if Ted is referenced in the film.
Blue Beetle is being directed by Angel Manuel Soto from Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer’s screenplay. It is set to hit theaters on Aug. 18th, 2023 and stars Xolo Maridueña in the titular role alongside Susan Sarandon, Harvey Guillén, Raoul Max Trujillo, George Lopez, Elpidia Carrillo, Belissa Escobedo, Adriana Barraza, and Damián Alcázar.