Filming is underway on the Blue Beetle movie and on Wednesday the film headed outside in Atlanta with Mariduena in full costume.
We have the first photos of Xolo Maridueña in costume as Blue Beetle for his upcoming DC Comics movie! https://t.co/2XiAIPLcUb
— Just Jared Jr. (@justjaredjr) May 25, 2022
Some of the full-body shots have also been shared online.
BLUE BEETLE SET PHOTOS JUST LEAKED pic.twitter.com/ebrCEmm0pw
— Neb | 🏳️🌈 (@NebsGoodTakes) May 25, 2022
There are many more in the original post by Just Jared.
Angel Manuel Soto is signed on to direct from a script by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer.
The first two incarnations of Blue Beetle were crimefighters that relied on various gadgets. The second version was a Charlton Comics character that was eventually purchased by DC Comics and served as the inspiration for the Nite Owl character in the Watchmen series. The Reyes version differs significantly from those versions as he gains his powers from an alien scarab he bonded with that encases him in a suit of armor.
Reyes became a staple of the Young Justice series and has also appeared in other animated fares such as Batman: The Brave and the Bold, DC Super Hero Girls, and Justice League Action. He has also had one other brush with a live-action incarnation appearing in an episode of the tenth season of Smallville.
Blue Beetle will hit theaters on Aug. 18, 2023.