Today, The Wrap announced that George Lopez, Adriana Barraza, Elpidia Carrillo and Damián Alcázar have all joined DC Comics Blue Beetle. They join Xolo Maridueña who stars as Jamie Reyes in the title role. Recently, Bruna Marquezine and Harvey Guillén also joined the cast. Director Angel Manuel Soto revealed he has tried to cast authentically Mexican actors in the main roles:
“Initially, my goal with finding the family was to be able to have an authentic group of people, not just as authentic on the Latino side, but authentic on the accents and authentic on the experience overall, it was very important for me to have the elders in the family to be from Mexico. And more than just being from Mexico is honoring those amazing beloved actors from Mexico that have paved the way not just in Latin American cinema, but also crossing over to the Anglo Saxon community and Latin American community in the United States.”
Production begins later this year.
Blue Beetle hits theaters Aug. 18, 2023