Blue Beetle Xolo Maridueña James Gunn DCU Stay
"DC's Blue Beetle star Xolo Maridueña to return in James Gunn's new franchise, despite major shakeup in DCEU."
Xolo Maridueña, known for his role in Cobra Kai, is set to reprise his role as Blue Beetle in the new DCU franchise created by co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran. Despite the shakeup in the DCEU, Maridueña will be one of the few actors returning in the new franchise, which includes characters from upcoming DC movies that were in production before the change in leadership.
Maridueña shared that he was informed of his continued role in the DCU while Blue Beetle was still in post-production, giving him peace of mind as other actors and fans speculated about the fate of their favorite DC heroes. Alongside Maridueña, John Cena's Peacemaker and Viola Davis' Amanda Waller will also be reprising their roles, although the specifics of how they will be used in the new DCU remain a mystery.
The future of Blue Beetle in the new franchise is unclear, as it is possible that the character may be portrayed in a different timeline. The movie's box office performance has been lackluster, but Maridueña's return to the role ensures that fans will have the opportunity to see him as the titular DC hero once again. Despite the uncertainty surrounding the DCEU, Blue Beetle is now available for streaming with a Max subscription, offering fans the chance to continue enjoying the character's journey.