Due to the Warner Bros merger, the discoveries, and issues surrounding The Flash, the future of the DCU as a whole are a bit uncertain these days.
Aside from Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam, optimism is high for the DC 2023 film Blue Beetle, which stars Cobra Kai’s Xolo Maridueña as Jaime Reyes, and now that shooting is going well, production has just crossed a milestone with the villain Blue Beetle.
Blue Beetle in DC Live Action Filming
Directed by Angel Manuel Soto, Blue Beetle is expected to follow teenage character Jaime Reyes as he receives powers from the holy scarab. Apart from Mariduea as Reyes, this DC film also stars George Lopez, Bruna Marquezine, Belissa Escobedo, Harvey Guillen, and Susan Sarandon.
While much of the film’s plot remains under wraps, one Blue Beetle star confirmed that filming was complete for at least one of its integral characters.
In April, Sarandon was confirmed to have joined the project as the main antagonist of Blue Beetle. Prior to Sarandon, Sharon Stone had been in talks for the role.
Who is the Main Villain of the Blue Beetle?
Although Victoria Kord Sarandon is not from the comics, her character shares the same last name as the second Blue Beetle, Ted Kord.
Due to this relationship and the fact that Jaime Reyes is the third Blue Beetle, DC fans have been speculating about the character’s potential relationship with Ted Kord’s character, as well as his potential role or influence.
Fans have also heard that Victoria Kord isn’t the only villain that Blue Beetle’s Jamie Reyes will face. It is hoped the film will include Carapax, the Indestructible Man, who also has comic ties to Ted Kord.
Ever since Blue Beetle began filming in Atlanta, fans have been getting glimpses of the hero’s impressive-looking blue suit. As production progresses, more information will surely be revealed; and maybe fans will learn more about the film’s villain duo. Blue Beetle will premiere in theaters on August 18, 2023.