Xolo Maridueña is in the spotlight as he enters the DCU. He becomes the first Latino superhero. Maridueña made his screen debut with Parenthood, an NBC family comedy-drama series of 2012. He originally used acting as a way to pay for his college degree, but in 2018 the actor changed his mind after landing Miguel’s part in Cobra Kai.

Xolo Mariduena
Xolo Mariduena

The show changed his life and brought him the necessary fame in the industry. No matter the role, Maridueña brought in hard work and dedication. Because of that, he is now recognized as the bright young performer who plays the legendary Blue Beetle in the DC movie. The film has garnered a lot of attention, and as it makes its way to the theaters, the lead actor shared his preparation for the superhero film.

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Xolo Maridueña reflects on his physical transformation for Blue Beetle

Blue Beetle Trailer: DC Movie Unveils New Look
Xolo Maridueña in Blue Beetle

As Xolo Maridueña prepares for the release of his big DC break Blue Beetle, interest in him is at an all-time high. The actor plays Jaime Reyes, aka Blue Beetle in James Gunn’s revitalised DC Univers. As the film make its way to the silver screen, the 22-year-old sat down for an interview and shared his superhero journey. 

Maridueña talked about shooting on a green screen for a long time and how he got comfortable with his superhero suit. The actor further reflected on his physical transformation for Blue Beetle. The Cobra Kai star revealed he was 90 pounds with a wet T-shirt on before entering the DCU. He worked out to get ready to put on the spandex.

The 22-year-old confessed he gained roughly 130 pounds of muscle before adding another 25 to 30 pounds of muscle through weightlifting and martial arts. He said, “A lot of it was just eating the right amount.”

Xolo Maridueña starring Blue Beetle has been the talk of the town for months before its release. DC’s Blue Beetle is the first Latino-led superhero project. 

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More about Xolo Maridueña’s Blue Beetle

Blue Beetle Trailer Shows New Look at DCU's First Character
Blue Beetle

Blue Beetle is one of the first films in James Gunn and Peter Safran’s DC Universe, starring Cobra Kai actor as Blue Beetle, one of DC’s lesser-known superheroes with a passionate fan base. Fans were immediately enthralled by the character when he made his debut in the 2006 film Infinite Crisis, and Xolo Maridueña plays Jaime Reyes in the movie, which is a variant of that persona.

The 22-year-old plays Jaime Reyes in the DC film. He is a recent college grad who acquires superpowers after being seized by an alien scarab. The film traces the journey of Reyes figuring out his extraordinary powers and embracing his new identity as Blue Beetle. 

Jaime is the first Latino superhero to star in a stand-alone film in the DC cinematic world, making this a historic role. The film has garnered positive reviews from critics giving hope to DC to recover from previous flops like Shazam! Fury of the Gods and The Flash.

Blue Beetle is available in theaters worldwide.

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Source: Variety

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