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Cobra Kai star nabs Blue Beetle lead role at HBO Max

August 9th, 2021 by Marc Comments

Cobra Kai star Xolo Maridueña has signed on to join the DCEU and HBO Max as DC films first Latino hero.

The young star who plays Miguel in the hit series will join the movie from Charm City Kings director Angel Manuel Soto from Scarface and Miss Bala writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer.

The movie will not focus on the first two Blue Beetles Dan Garrett or Ted Kord but will focus on the new incarnation of the character who first appeared during DC’s Infinite Crisis event. Young Reyes is a teen from El Paso who discovers the Blue Beetle Scarab which grafts itself to his back and gives him powers such as speed, strength, the ability to create weapons and to fly.

Maridueña is a cracking young actor and it could be argued he’s the heart and soul of Cobra Kai, so seeing him lead an adventure like this should be a great opportunity for him to step up to the big leagues.

The Blue Beetle movie will be a HBO Max exclusive, similar to the planned Batgirl movie (here) – it’s a bold but very exciting way to expand and develop the DCEU.


Source: The Wrap

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….