There have been rumblings of a Blue Beetle movie being in the works at WB for a while now. And now there a solid update on the project according to TheWrap.
They report that the studio has hired Mexican-American screenwriter Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer to pen a script that would focus on DC hero Jaime Reyes aka Blue Beetle. It would be DC Comics Cinematic Universe’s first leading Latino superhero film. Gareth’s recent credits include Sony’s remake of Miss Bala and Universal’s modern Scarface remake.
DC and Warner Bros. are developing their first Latino superhero movie about Jaime Reyes, aka the “Blue Beetle,” individuals with knowledge of the project exclusively tells TheWrap.
Mexican-born writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, who wrote Universal’s “Scarface,” has been tapped to write the screenplay. Dunnet-Alocer also wrote the upcoming “Miss Bala” remake for Sony.
Jaime Reyes discovered the Blue Beetle scarab on the way home from school with two of his best friends Paco and Brenda, half-buried in a disused lot. Reyes took the scarab home, curious as to what it might be. That night, the scarab came alive, and grafted itself to the base of Jaime’s spine, and provided him with a suit of extraterrestrial armor which can be modified to enhance his speed and strength, as well as to create weapons, wings and shields.
A director nor a production start were mentioned in the report.
We suspect Warner Bros. will end up hiring a Latinx director for the project.
Every couple of months we learn of a new DC Comics feature film going into development and plenty have scripts/writers, they don’t always move towards getting made. We’re still heartbroken that Gareth Evans’ Deathstroke and Chris McKay’s Nightwing films are still stuck in development limbo. Blue Beetle certainly has it’s fanbase and diverse angle could be a good reason to pursue it sooner than later.
SOURCE: THE WRAP