DC Boss Teases Xolo Maridueñas Future as Blue Beetle in DCU
Xolo Maridueña makes his DC debut as Jaime Reyes / Blue Beetle TODAY (August 18)!
The 22-year-old Cobra Kai actor’s new movie, Blue Beetle, just debuted in theaters and is already certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, with a 77% critic score and a 91% audience score, at the time of this post.
The latest pic from DC Studios has already raked in over $3 million from it’s first night, and is expected to hit between $25-32 million for it’s first weekend.
While the movie was originally slated for streaming on Max, it was moved to a theatrical release, with full support from the new co-CEOs of DC Studios, James Gunn and Peter Safran.
In fact, this may not be the only time we see Xolo as Blue Beetle, as he could be appearing throughout the DCU, though no definitive plans have been revealed at this time.
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According to Variety, James and Peter have already committed to having him return in future projects.
“What I was most impressed by is his ability with both the comedic and the emotional material,” Peter told the site. “He has all the skills.”
“It’s just very evident that this is a star-making performance,” Peter added.
Xolo definitely wants the movie to do well, of course, but he’s not quite getting his hopes up for a return yet.
“Regardless of if we get 20 movies or if it’s just this one, I feel truly fulfilled,” he told Variety. “If we get to do another one, I’m so ready — and sh-t, I’ll put on another 20 pounds and get even bigger.”
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