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DC Films will have the first Latino superhero movie as Jaime Reyes, the Blue Beetle heads to the big screen; Angel Manuel Soto is directing.
The movie will begin production in the fall.
In September 12, 2020, I scooped that the Jaime Reyes version of Blue Beetle would join the Justice League and be added to the sequel.
This confirms that Jaime Reyes is coming to DC Films.
At the time, many fans were bewildered as to why DC Films would include Jaime Reyes with such household names such as Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman.
Now you know.
Jamie Reyes’ Blue Beetle Is Headed To The Big Screen
There have been several versions of the character going back to the late ’30s. The first, Dan Garrett, debuted in Mystery Men Comics No. 1 in 1939.
Fox Comics owned the character back then; it was the beginning of musical chairs for his rights. Fox filed for bankruptcy in 1950 then collapsed in the middle of the decade.
After Fox (no relation to the film studio), Blue Beetle was sold to Charlton Comics.
Ted Kord became the new Blue Beetle. DC Comics purchased the rights to many of Charlton’s superheroes in 1983, including the Blue Beetle.
The character inspired Nite Owl in Alan Moore’s Watchmen.
Moore originally wanted to use the Blue Beetle and other Charlton action heroes but DC Comics refused.
The Jaime Reyes version debuted in Infinite Crisis No. 3 in 2006.
Co-created by writer/artist Keith Giffen, writer John Rogers, and artist Cully Hamner, Jaime Reyes became the latest incarnation in Infinite Crisis No. 5.
However, Jaime Reyes has appeared in live action before.Jaren Brandt Bartlett played Reyes in the tenth season of Smallville.
Soto previously directed Charm City Kings in 2020.
“It is an honor to direct Blue Beetle, the first Latino superhero film for DC,” Soto in a statement. “I want to sincerely thank everyone at Warner Bros. and DC for trusting me to bring Jaime Reyes to life.”
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