DCEU’s First Latino Superhero Blue Beetle Movie in the Works

DCEU’s First Latino Superhero Blue Beetle Movie in the Works

It’s Happening! Yes, a Blue Beetle movie in the works. Warner Bros. is following Marvel Studios on how to elevate the DCEU with second-string superheroes in the box office.

This is what the DCEU’s will introduce the first Latino superhero Blue Beetle to the big screen. Read on…

DCEU’s First Latino Superhero Blue Beetle Movie in the WorksCelebNMovies247.com reports that Warner Bros. is developing a DCEU Blue Beetle movie with Mexican-born screenwriter Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer penning the screenplay.

The DCEU is going Latino with Blue Beetle movie!

It’s about time we saw more Latino superheroes on the big screen and Warner Bros. is leading the charge in that direction. Suicide Squad was a bit of a disaster, unfortunately, Jay Hernandez (Magnum PI) as Diablo offered a splash of cultural texture into a confused movie.

What DC NEEDs to do is bring back Jay Hernandez’s Diablo with his origin film.

We believe that if done right Diablo could be the Wolverine of the DCEU.

Following the success of Wonder Woman and Black Panther, it’s easy to see why the studio would want to get the ball rolling on this film as soon as possible. Instead of choosing an African American superhero, the DCEU is looking at the Latino market, which is a smart move. Let’s NOT forget that we will soon be introduced to another Latino character in the upcoming Birds of Prey, which will feature Rosie Perez as Gotham City detective and sometimes superhero Renee Montoya.

Basically, the DCEU is hoping that Blue Beetle will be The DC Universe’s answer to Marvel’s Black Panther?

This is early news, so no other talent is attached just yet, which suggests this project is still very much in the nascent stages.

Who is Blue Beetle?

In the DC Comics, teenager Jaime Reyes discovers a mystical blue scarab with extraterrestrial origins that fuses with his spine. Naturally, this gives him access to a slick suit of blue armor and an array of powers. In more recent storylines, it’s revealed that this alien tech is supposed to empower the user to take over an entire planet and clear the path for an invading army. Naturally, Jaime resists and uses his great power for great responsibility. This version of Blue Beetle has also been a part of the popular Young Justice animated series.

Blue Beetle is one of the strangest characters to explain succinctly, not because Jaime’s situation is complicated (it’s pretty standard as superhero origin stories go), but because he is the third character to take on that title. The first Blue Beetle was Dan Garrett, who debuted in 1939. Although he made use of a magical scarab, he was very much a typical pulp character, even as he eventually adopted a more superheroic costume and power set. More notable is Ted Kord, who inherited the Blue Beetle title and operated under it for many years. Unlike the other two Blue Beetles, he had no superpowers and used his personal wealth and scientific genius to battle crime and more extreme threats. Interestingly, Ted has continued to play a role in DC Comics even as Jaime has taken over, acting as a mentor and supplier of gadgets and wise advice. I would not be surprised to see a Blue Beetle movie feature an older Ted training Jaime how to be a superhero.

There are still more Latino superheroes for the DCEU to introduce if Blue Beetle is a hit like El Gato Negro, Relampago or Team Tejas which includes a group of superheroes like Reata, Calibre, Plainsman, Lonestarr and Trinity.

We will see…

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