In early November, a historic labor battle between actors and Hollywood studios ended after 118 days of SAG-AFTRA members taking to the picket line. Amongst them was Cobra Kai and Blue Beetle’s Xolo Maridueña, whom we spoke to on Tuesday. The motion star shared with us how he stayed match over three months regardless of not having a set to go to.
CinemaBlend’s personal Sean O’Connell talked to Xolo Maridueña simply forward of Blue Beetle heading to these with a Max subscription on Friday, November 17. O’Connell shared he wasn’t able to say goodbye to Cobra Kai with its upcoming sixth and remaining season. Maridueña shared the sentiment, exclaiming “Me neither!” earlier than saying the next:
Cobra Kai’s remaining season was initially set to movie over the summer season earlier than premiering on Netflix this December, however the sequence’ filming schedule and launch date have been shifted again as a result of strikes. Per Deadline, the sequence is anticipated to renew filming in early 2024. When Maridueña hit the Cobra Kai set over summer season, he after all didn’t know that he’d be out of labor for months and needing to maintain within the form of the character for an prolonged time frame, however the actor stored up with coaching with “so many pushups” to remain able to resume work on the sequence.
Maridueña’s Cobra Kai journey started in 2018 when the sequence first premiered on YouTube Crimson/Premium in 2018. An enormous new wave of followers have been launched to the sequence in 2020 when Netflix introduced the sequence to the streaming platform. The actor has performed a key position to The Karate Child offshoot as Miguel Diaz, a scholar of martial arts who turns into the primary new scholar to William Zabka’s Johnny Lawrence earlier than a complete karate empire takes form within the Valley.
Together with the actor on the point of resume the position of Miguel Diaz for the final time subsequent 12 months, this 12 months he debuted a DC position in Blue Beetle. Nevertheless, Xolo Maridueña’s first main film position got here out in the midst of the SAG-AFTRA strike and he wasn’t in a position to market it himself till now. Regardless of the film turning into a field workplace bomb for Warner Bros, the character has been confirmed to return by DC Studios’ co-CEO and chairman James Gunn.
Throughout our chat with Maridueña, the actor referred to as the information “validating” together with sharing his pleasure for what “the longer term holds.” Whereas we don’t know what upcoming DC films the actor will pop up in as Blue Beetle, it sounds just like the actor’s relationship with the gymnasium isn’t going to let down anytime quickly.