Warner Bros. might be sending Blue Beetle straight to streaming. The Latino-led superhero movie will reportedly join Batgirl as an HBO Max release, per a new report, which means two of Warner’s minority-led DC Comics releases might skip theaters altogether.
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Angel Manuel Soto, the filmmaker behind Charm City Kings, will direct Blue Beetle, the first DC Films and Warner Bros. superhero movie starring a Latino character. Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, who wrote the upcoming Scarface remake and Miss Bala, penned the script, based on the character who first appeared in the pages of Fox Comics in 1939 before moving to DC comics. There have been multiple Blue Beetle characters over the years, but it looks like the film will focus on Jaime Reyes, a Latino teenager and the third person to take up the Blue Beetle mantle.
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Posted on Thursday, November 29th, 2018 by Jacob Hall
That sound you hear is Warner Bros. taking a long hard look at how Marvel Studios has elevated so many second-string superheroes into box office sensations and muttering “Why can’t we do that?” And with a new Blue Beetle movie, it certainly sounds like they’re going to try to do just that. And this character feels like he could be a big deal – he has the crazy armor of Iron Man, the teenage angst of Spider-Man, and beneath the costume is a Latino kid, offering Warner Bros. a chance for special first for superhero cinema.
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