Blue Beetle is getting a movie! Charm City Kings director Angel Manuel Soto is on board to direct the film from a script by Mexican-born screenwriter Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, who previously wrote the remake of Miss Bala.
“It is an honor to direct Blue Beetle, the first Latino superhero film for DC,” said Soto in a statement. “I want to sincerely thank everyone at Warner Bros. and DC for trusting me to bring Jaime Reyes to life. I can’t wait to make history together.”
Blue Beetle is Jaime Reyes is a working class teenager from El Paso. He finds the Blue Beetle scarab on the way home from school, the scarab came alive, grafted itself to Reyes’ spine, and gave him a suit of armor that provides enhanced speed and strength as well as other abilities like weapons and shields.
No word was given on when the film will go into production.