Blue Beetle: Bruna Marquezine And Belissa Escobedo Join Cast For DC Film At Warner Bros.

In their Harvey Guillén report, The Wrap is reporting that Bruna Marquezine and Belissa Escobedo have joined the cast for the upcoming DC film Blue Beetle at Warner Bros.

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The Blue Beetle character debut in DC Comics back in 1939, where Blue Beetle’s powers are derived from a sacred scarab. There has been three characters in the comics that have been Blue Beetle and the film will focus on Jamie Reyes, who made his first appearance in 2006. Reyes discovered the Blue Beetle scarab on the way home from school, half-buried in a disused lot. The scarab would come to life and graft itself onto Jaime’s spine, providing him with a suit of extraterrestrial armour which can be modified to enhance his speed and strength, as well as to create weapons, wings and shields. Jaime Reyes was created by Keith Giffen, John Rogers and Cully Hamner.

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The report states that Bruna Marquezine (whose credits include Ophelia’s Death and God Save The King) will be playing the role of Penny, the female lead and love interest of Jamie Reyes. However, the report didn’t state what role Belissa Escobedo (whose credits include Don’t Look Deeper and American Horror Stories) will be playing in the film.

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The film will star Xolo Maridueña as the lead, with Angel Manuel Soto directing and the screenplay written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer. John Rickard is producing.

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Blue Beetle is scheduled for cinematic release on the 18th August 2023.