Cobra Kai actor cast as Blue Beetle

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By Geoff Borgonia August 6, 2021

The DCEU superhero Blue Beetle HBO Max exclusive film may have found its lead in Cobra Kai’s Xolo Maridueña.

The Blue Beetle is one of the oldest superhero characters created in the Golden Age. Blue Beetle debuted in Mystery Men Comics #1 on August 1939.

There have been 3 characters from the comics who have assumed the mantle. The most recent of them is the Latino youth Jaime Reyes.

The scarab creates a suit of armor for Jaime, and can create various weapons, made of both material and pure energy.

Warner Bros. chose Angel Manuel Soto (Charm City Kings) to direct the Blue Beetle film, with a script from Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (Scarface).

Director Manuel Soto stated he had Xolo Mariduena on his mind for the role of Jaime Reyes aka The Blue Beetle since day one of getting the job of helming the project.

Xolo Maridueña has gained a lot of attention among pop culture fans for his portrayal of Miguel Diaz in Cobra Kai.

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