According to The Wrap, Charm City Kings director Angel Manuel Soto will be directing the upcoming Blue Beetle feature film.
This is what Soto had to say about the project:
It is an honor to direct Blue Beetle, the first Latino superhero film for DC. I want to sincerely thank everyone at Warner Bros. and DC for trusting me to bring Jaime Reyes to life. I can’t wait to make history together.
Blue Beetle is Jaime Reyes, a teenager who discovered a Blue Beetle scarab that morphs into a battle suit allowing him to fight crime and travel in space. Over the years Reyes became a member of the Teen Titans and starred in two Blue Beetle comic series. Jaime Reyes is a teenager who lives in El Paso, Texas, with his father, mother, and little sister; his father owns a garage and his mother is a nurse. Jaime has offered to help his father out at the garage, but his father has turned him down. He feels Jaime should enjoy his childhood for as long as he can, and should attempt to further his education. He finds the scarab in a vacant lot and it fuses with him while he sleeps.
Soto is set to direct the film, with Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer having penned the screenplay and Zev Foreman executive producing. Blue Beetle is eyeing a fall 2021 production start.