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Harvey Guillén Joins WB’s “Blue Beetle” Cast!

We are delighted to share the news that Harvey Guillén, best known for his role of Guillermo in “What We Do In The Shadows,” has joined Warner Bros. Pictures’ upcoming live-action super hero film “Blue Beetle!”

Harvey Guillén, “What We Do In The Shadows” FX Networks

Cobra Kai” star Xolo Maridueña has been tapped to play Jaime Reyes, aka Blue Beetle. Bruna Marquezine and Belissa Escobedo have also been confirmed to be joining the cast. Marquezine will play Penny, Jaime’s main squeeze and love interest. Escobedo will play Milagros, Jamie’s younger sister. No word on who Guillén is playing yet.

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Bruna Marquezine in “Deus Salve o Rei,” Brazilian telenovela
Belissa Escobedo Photo by Francisco Roman, ABC’s “Side Effects”

With a script from Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (“Miss Bala”), Angel Manuel Soto (“Charm City Kings“) will direct “Blue Beetle for Warner Bros. Pictures. This will mark the first feature film starring a Latino superhero, based on a comic book character.

Last we heard about “Blue Beetle” was during DC’s FanDome back in October of 2021. It included a short interview with Maridueña and Soto.

Thanks to The Wrap for first reporting these casting additions.

The film has a current release date set for August 18th, 2023. We’ll let you know what else we hear about this and other projects.

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