'Blue Beetle' Director Angel Manuel Soto Interview: Behind the Scenes of Making a DC Superhero Film

Blue Beetle director Angel Manuel Soto interview

Filmmaker Angel Manuel Soto brings the DC Comics book hero to life in BLUE BEETLE starring Cobra Kai sXolo Maridueña. The director reveals the influences like kaiju movies and the retro synth sound behind the superhero movie featuring the first Latino character in the DCEU.

BLUE BEETLE is in movie theaters on August 18.

First BLUE BEETLE Screening Reaction


From Warner Bros. Pictures comes the feature film “Blue Beetle,” marking the DC Super Hero’s first time on the big screen. The film, directed by Angel Manuel Soto, stars Xolo Maridueña in the title role as well as his alter ego, Jaime Reyes.

Recent college grad Jaime Reyes returns home full of aspirations for his future, only to find that home is not quite as he left it. As he searches to find his purpose in the world, fate intervenes when Jaime unexpectedly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology: the Scarab. When the Scarab suddenly chooses Jaime to be its symbiotic host, he is bestowed with an incredible suit of armor capable of extraordinary and unpredictable powers, forever changing his destiny as he becomes the Super Hero BLUE BEETLE.

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