Originally, Sharon Stone was supposed to slip into the role of Victoria Kord and thus be the antagonist of Xolo Maridueña («Cobra Kai») in the upcoming comic adaptation » Blue Beetle «. Just a few weeks ago it was said that the 64-year-old will play an antagonist in a DC film for the second time after «Catwoman». Once again in a role invented for the cinema, which does not exist in the comic template. Now, however, a no less big Hollywood icon is taking her place.
Susan Sarandon will play villain Victoria Kord in Blue Beetle , The Wrap is now reporting. And that the Oscar winner can also be evil, we probably know at the latest since her appearance in Disney’s «Enchanted». What exactly is behind her new role is not yet known. However, her name could already be a first clear indication of her identity: while Xolo Maridueña will be the third incarnation of the eponymous hero in the film, his opponent has the same last name as the second Blue Beetle in the comics.
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So Victoria Kord could be Ted Kord’s wife or relative. Of course, it would also be possible that this is simply the female version of the well-known character – who eventually switched to the dark side. Incidentally, «Mayans MC» star Raoul Max Trujillo will play another villain. He takes on the role of the archaeologist and rival of the first Blue Beetle Carapace The Indestructible Man.
This is Blue Beetle
The story centers on Jaime Reyes (Xolo Maridueña), an American teenager with Mexican roots, who first appeared in the comics in 2006 and succeeded Dan Garrett and Tod Kord as the third Blue Beetle.
It all begins on his way home from school when he discovers a mysterious scarab artifact and takes it home with him — with devastating consequences. There the beetle comes to life and attaches itself to the spine of the youngster, who thereby gains the ability to wrap himself in blue, alien armor and to create various weapons, devices or even wings.
With connection to «The Suicide Squad»?
Xolo Maridueña’s signing was announced at the premiere of James Gunn’s madcap anti-hero spectacle The Suicide Squad , which is available this weekend along with hundreds of other films for just 99 cents on Amazon Prime Video. And that announcement could well be another clue to something special about Angel Manuel Soto ‘s film.
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Because it would be quite conceivable that we also see one or the other member of the Suicide Squad in “Blue Beetle”. In the comics, none other than Christopher Smith, aka Peacemaker, is Jaime Reyes’ mentor. And as is well known, the fighting machine played by John Cena not only appeared in «The Suicide Squad», but has also had its own series with » Peacemaker «. So why not stop by «Blue Beetle» too?
According to the current status, «Blue Beetle» will be released in cinemas on August 17, 2023.
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