Deadline is exclusively reporting that Harvey Guillén is in negotiations with Warner Bros. to star in the upcoming DC film Blue Beetle.
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.
The report states that details of the role that Harvey Guillén could be playing is currently being kept under wraps. His credits include What We Do In The Shadows and Reacher.
The film was originally being set for release via the HBO Max streaming service, but was then pencilled in for cinematic release for the 18th August 2023.
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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