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Blue Beetle’s Xolo Maridueña Reveals How James Gunn Let Him Know He Was Staying In The DCU

DC comics’ life in theaters has been a wild one over the previous couple of years, and the DCEU has loads of ups and downs. However that shared universe goes to be prior to now quickly, since new co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran are creating a brand new franchise. However a handful of characters are nonetheless being included within the new DCU, together with Xolo Maridueña as Blue Beetle. And the Cobra Kai actor not too long ago revealed how Gunn let him know he was staying with DC, regardless of this main shakeup.

Numerous upcoming DC motion pictures had been within the can when Gunn and Safran took the reins, together with the Blue Beetle flick. Initially supposed for a launch on Max, it was given the complete theatrical therapy and hit theaters again in August. Maridueña is likely one of the solely actors who will reprise their function within the new DCU, even when it is presumably a special timeline. He spoke to ComicBook about how he bought this information, sharing:

I imply, it was like, fortunately I had spoken with him previous to that tweet. So, it was… We had been in publish manufacturing. You understand, within the places of work subsequent to one another. So, it was like, if it was gonna be something in any other case, I might have discovered earlier than.

There you may have it. It appears to be like like Xolo Maridueña knew he was returning to the DCU when Blue Beetle was nonetheless in its post-production part. So whereas followers and even different actors puzzled in regards to the destiny of different DC heroes, he was in a position to relaxation straightforward figuring out his journey as Jaime Reyes had solely simply begun. 

Xolo Maridueña in Blue Beetle

(Picture credit score: Warner Bros.)

Maridueña might be reprising his function within the new DCU, as will John Cena’s Peacemaker and Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller. However how they’ll be used stays a thriller in the intervening time. Later in that very same interview, the 22 year-old actor spoke about he feels about his ongoing function, providing:

However, like in a phrase… once more, validating to know that [Walter] Hamada and the Warner Bros. DC group that introduced me on and believed in me. At first, it was them who handed it off to Gunn and to Peter [Safran], who additionally felt the identical means? Like, that feels so good. And, the place it goes sooner or later? We’ll see.