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WB Studios’ Cancel Crusade Fails to Take Down Blue Beetle as Xolo Maridueña’s Movie Gets Promising Update

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DC is going forward with the plan of releasing Blue Beetle in theaters by mid-2023 despite the current wave of projects being put in the gutter by Warner Bros., and fans are freaking out that this might not see the day of light too. The unexpected cancellation of Batgirl surely gave everyone a shock- the $90 million project was bound to star Leslie Grace & Brendan Fraser, and everything was going well with the movie nearing completion until it wasn’t.

However, Blue Beetle will still be released despite all the cancellations. The movie is slated to release after The Flash gets its run in the theaters next year, so all we can do is sit back and hope everything goes to plan.

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An illustration of Blue Beetle

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The Movie’s Going To Have A Pretty Big Cast

First off, Jamie Reyes’s boots are going to be filled in by Xolo Mariduena, his love interest Penny will be played by Bruna Marquezine, and the movie’s two antagonists- Carapax and Victoria Kord, will be played by Raoul Trujillo and Susan Sarandon respectively.

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Xolo Mariduena as Blue Beetle in his suit on the set of Blue Beetle

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Filming for Blue Beetle began on May 25 this year and, according to Raoul Trujillo, was almost wrapped up by July 18. However, the movie is still under production, with several other aspects of it still being worked on.

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Landing The Lead Role Means A Lot To Xolo Mariduena

After impressing viewers in the martial arts comedy-drama Cobra Kai, the young prospect is set to take on the character of Jamie Reyes, and he believes that it is quite the jump to be landing a serious role in a movie produced by a production company as large as DC.

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Blue Beetle in the comics

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During an interview with Variety, Mariduena gave his thoughts about landing the role at this stage in his life-

“I’ve gotten the chance to build chemistry with these people over the years on Cobra Kai. To try to recreate that chemistry in a much shorter amount of time is gonna be difficult, but all of these guys are professionals. I know that I’m in the hands of people who are the best at what they do. The opportunity at Cobra Kai has really blessed me; I can do stunts, we can do crazy stuff. Adding this new level of green screen and suits and CGI and all of this will add a whole new crazy level to it that I’m so excited for.”

Blue Beetle is set for a theatrical release in the US on August 18, 2023.

Source: MovieWeb

Written by Sang Tonsing

Sang is a content writer for Fandomwire with over 300 published articles. He now has 3 years of experience and counting in content writing. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Political Science at Delhi University.