Blue Beetle: Susan Sarandon Joins Cast For DC Film At Warner Bros.

TheWrap is exclusively reporting that Susan Sarandon is the latest name to join 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 Susan Sarandon (whose recent credits include Ride The Eagle and Jolt) will be playing the role of Victoria Kord, a villain created for the film. They previously reported a few weeks ago that Sharon Stone was in talks with the studio for the role.

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The film is being written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer and directed by Angel Manuel Soto. Sarandon will join a cast that includes Xolo Maridueña, Harvey GuillénBruna MarquezineBelissa EscobedoGeorge LopezAdriana BarrazaElpidia CarrilloDamián Alcázar and Raoul Max Trujillo.

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