The first Latino superhero movie about the Blue Beetle is currently in the works at DC and Warner Bros., according to TheWrap.
Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, who is known for Universal’s Scarface, will be writing the script, with Zev Forman on as an executive producer for Warner Bros.
According to TheWrap and MPAA, the Hispanic and Latino audiences held the highest per-capita attendance at the movie theaters. Latinos make up 18 percent of the population and purchase almost a quarter of the movie tickets sold in the U.S. Latinos also made up 22 percent of the audience for Wonder Woman, and 21 percent for Spider-Man: Homecoming.
The Blue Beetle is a relatively new character in the DC universe; his first introduction was in 2006, as the third recipient of the alien artifact from which the hero gets his name. While Latino super-characters existed in the DCEU before the Beetle —Jay Hernandez spends most of Suicide Squad with barely any lines as El Diablo—Reyes will be the first Latino lead in a film from either of the major comic-book publishers.