The first Latinx-led superhero film from a major studio, “Blue Beetle” follows Jamie Reyes, a teenager who is gifted superhuman strength, speed, and armor when an alien scarab beetle attaches itself to him.
The film is directed by Angel Manuel Soto, written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer. “Cobra Kai” star Xolo Maridueña is set to play the titular superhero, while Susan Sarandon (“Feud”) is cast as the film’s main villain, Victoria Kord. Joining the cast are “Hocus Pocus 2” star Belissa Escodobo as Jamie’s sister Miagros Reyes, Brazilian star Bruna Marquezine as Jamie’s love interest Penny, George Lopez as Jamie’s uncle Rudy and Raoul Max Trujillo (Mayans M.C.) as Carapax the Indestructible Man.
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