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‘Blue Beetle': Angel Manuel Soto to Direct Film About DC Comics’ Latino Superhero
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“Charm City Kings” director Angel Manuel Soto is set to direct “Blue Beetle,” DC Films and Warner Bros.’ first superhero movie starring a Latino character, individuals with knowledge of the project exclusively tells TheWrap.

The screenplay is from Mexican-born writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, who wrote Universal’s “Scarface” remake and Sony’s “Miss Bala.”

In DC Comics, Blue Beetle is the superhero alter ego used by three different heroes, but the film will focus on Mexican-American teenager Jaime Reyes, the third character to assume the Blue Beetle mantle.

“It is an honor to direct Blue Beetle, the first Latino superhero film for DC,” said Soto in a statement to TheWrap. “I want to sincerely thank everyone at Warner Bros. and DC for trusting me to bring Jaime Reyes to life. I can’t wait to make history together.”



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Hope it's good. Jaime grew on me in the Young Justice TV series.


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first superhero movie starring a Latino character


This doesn't seem accurate.


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first superhero movie starring a Latino character
This doesn't seem accurate.

For the last time, Nacho Libre is NOT a superhero.


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re: ‘Blue Beetle': Angel Manuel Soto to Direct Film About DC Comics’ Latino Superhero
I can think of Jay Hernandez in SS, and Rosie Perez in birds of prey, but neither of those were leads.


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I can think of Jay Hernandez in SS, and Rosie Perez in birds of prey, but neither of those were leads.

People may be thinking of Robert Rodriguez's kid films.


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Are they meaning live action? Or is Miles Morales not latino?


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John Leguizamo was the first:
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PsychTiger
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For the last time, Nacho Libre is NOT a superhero.


How dare you tell me who my superheroes are!


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Vibe would be better. Ted Kord for life.


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re: ‘Blue Beetle': Angel Manuel Soto to Direct Film About DC Comics’ Latino Superhero
I want to be optimistic about this. Just keep it light like Aquaman and Shazam with acceptable writing. Keep any social or political crap out of it.

Jaime Reyes' Blue Beetle should be fun and the scarab suit should showcase a lot of cool features.


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s.’ first superhero movie starring a Latino character






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Blue Beatle is pretty cool. An alien Iron Man armor that’s sentient.


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V Bainbridge
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DC Films and Warner Bros.’ first superhero movie starring a Latino character

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Mexican-born writer

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the first Latino superhero film for DC,

Is the dudes super power being Mexican? Them beating that to death makes me think this is going to be woke trash.


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It could be really good.

As odd as this will sound... if it was Marvel doing this movie they would probably knock this out of the park. It would hit all the marks and be a great movie experience.

I am not sure DC can pull this off.


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Smallville brought him to the screen first


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For the last time, Nacho Libre is NOT a superhero.

How about this guy?



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imjustafatkid
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Never been into this character, but I'll watch in hopes that it's good.


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Jessica Cruz -Greeen Lantern, the Anti- CAptain Marvel come on!


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60-40 this will be trash. DC's track record isn't great, but they kind of turned the corner on their initial movies not sucking. Sequel's, spinoffs, and team ups have all been pretty horrible.

I don't know anything about the character, so lowered expectations and no preconceived notions give it hope.


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