Warner Bros. Confirms First DC Latino-Led Superhero Movie, Blue Beetle

DC Comics Blue Beetle

Thursday The Wrap reported Warner Bros. and DC were adapting a Latino DC superhero, Blue Beetle, for the big screen. Friday, Warner Bros. confirmed they are indeed taking a DC property and adapting the first Latino superhero. So who is the Blue Beetle?

Texan teen Jaime Reyes becomes the Blue Beetle in DC Comics reinvention of the character in 2006. His special power is a high-tech extraterrestrial suit. He comes into his powers when a scarab beetle fuses to Jaime's spine but like Venom - the foreign matter completely takes over leaving him with little control until he's able to master the suit.

Mexican-born writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, who wrote Universal’s “Scarface” and Sony's remake of MISS BALA, has been tapped to write the screenplay, according to Warner Bros.  It will be interesting to see who directs this film. Should it be a Latino behind the camera? 

Young Latino actor's agent are now lining up to submit their client, but another question remains will they go with a relative unknown or pluck someone with credits. From the top of my head, I can't name any but maybe this is a role to jump start someone's career. 

We'll be watching the development for the Blue Beetle movie and we hope the final product is a success to lay the foundation for more. 

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