Though the DC Prolonged Universe involves an finish this December with the upcoming DC film Aquaman and the Misplaced Kingdom, and the DC Universe will take its place, some components of the previous shared continuity are being stored round for this new period. This contains Xolo Maridueña’s Jaime Reyes, who debuted in Blue Beetle this previous summer time. Whereas it stays to be seen what’s in retailer subsequent for this tackle Jaime, Maridueña used the proper phrase to explain how he feels about persevering with on within the James Gunn-spearheaded DC Universe whereas speaking with CinemaBlend.
Our personal Sean O’Connell chatted with Maridueña forward of Blue Beetle’s arrival to Max subscribers on November 17, three months after its launch on the 2023 motion pictures calendar. When requested for his ideas on attending to proceed enjoying Jaime Reyes, the third character to carry the Blue Beetle mantle in DC Comics lore, the actor stated the next about how “validating” it feels:
Blue Beetle occupies an fascinating place when one appears by the DC motion pictures so as, as a result of though it was made whereas the DCEU was nonetheless operating, there’s nothing that explicitly ties the film to this specific actuality. Sure, characters like Batman are talked about, however this might simply be shifted to the model we’ll see within the Andy Muschietti-directed The Courageous and the Daring quite than Ben Affleck’s Caped Crusader. Extra importantly, the purpose was to provide a platform for each Jaime and his household to shine on a cinematic platform, and Xolo Maridueña is happy that these specific characters will get to maintain going quite than be put aside.
As for the way Jaime Reyes and his household will particularly match into the DC Universe, that’s laborious to say in the mean time. Blue Beetle’s end-credits scene set the stage for an additional journey with its tease that Ted Kord remains to be alive, however there’s nonetheless no phrase on whether or not Blue Beetle 2 will transfer ahead. If that finally ends up not being within the playing cards, maybe Jaime and Ted’s tales might proceed in Booster Gold, one of many officially-announced upcoming DC TV reveals. In any case, Booster is tight with each of those Blue Beetles, so it’s not like together with them in his present would really feel pressured.
We’ll let you understand as soon as concrete plans for this Blue Beetle are publicly introduced, however for now, Xolo Maridueña is simply comfortable his time as Jaime Reyes isn’t over. He additionally has one remaining outing lined up as Miguel Diaz in Cobra Kai Season 6, which can debut to folks with a Netflix subscription at a yet-to-be-announced date.