Hello everyone, Professor Hulk here delivering all the latest scoops and movie news. Up next I have some exclusive casting information for the upcoming Blue Beetle HBO Max movie.
We’ve exclusively learned that DC and Warner Bros. are currently looking to fill two different roles for the live-action film, which begins production in March 2022.
The first part is for a female Latina actress in her mid-late 20’s. The character is also described as someone with a strong moral compass. Based on what I’m hearing, this casting is for Bianca Reyes, mother of Blue Beetle himself Jaime Reyes (Xolo Maridueña).
In the comics, Bianca Reyes works as a paramedic. After her son disappears from home and suddenly returns, she doesn’t buy the whole superhero shtick. Bianca first accuses him of doing drugs. After Jaime fires up his scarab armor as proof, she takes him to the hospital for X-rays.
DC and Warner Bros are also looking for a female Latina actress in their late teens. The character is described as a rebellious daughter and sister. Based on this information and my sources, this role is Milagro Reyes, sister of Jaime Reyes.
As we reported in a previous exclusive, the Blue Beetle film will act as an origin film for Jaime. So including his mother and sister in the story makes sense.
Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer wrote the Blue Beetle script, which Angel Manuel Soto will direct. Production begins in spring/summer 2022, with filming in Puerto Rico and Atlanta. With the casting process now underway, expect more information on other characters soon.
Meanwhile, check back to THS for more updates on upcoming DC projects.