Netflix’s Cobra Kai is undoubtedly one of the hottest shows on the streaming platform across the globe. Apart from its exciting storyline that seamlessly brings in new characters with the right amount of nostalgia, Cobra Kai has revived the careers of The Karate Kid stars Ralph Macchio and William Zabka as they reprise their old roles. Similarly, the massive popularity of the show has also helped in kick-starting the career of Xolo Maridueña who plays the role of Miguel Diaz in the series. Last year, it was revealed that Xolo Maridueña has been cast as Jaime Reyes aka Blue Beetle in the DC Extended Universe.

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Having made his acting debut in the television show Parenthood, Maridueña first appeared as a guest character later becoming a main character in the series. However, the Latin American actor made his mark with the release of Cobra Kai which was first released on YouTube Red, before being acquired by Netflix. In the series, Maridueña plays the role of Miguel Diaz, the lead protagonist of the series. Now in its fourth season, Xolo Maridueña has amassed a considerable fan following for his strong acting performance in the series. Having started off as a shy kid prone to bullying, Xolo’s Miguel Diaz has become one of the dangerous fighters in the series with his sheer determination.

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In a recent interview with USA Today, Xolo Maridueña has shared some exciting thoughts about his upcoming Blue Beetle movie and the latest season of Cobra Kai. From starting with a television series to making his film debut in a superhero movie, the actor has talked about the importance of inclusion and representation.

“Honestly, it feels like I’ve skipped a few steppingstones. Cobra Kai has been such a wonderful opportunity, (and) it feels a little bit intimidating being this is my first movie and it’s in a realm that’s totally different than anything I’ve ever worked on. I’m nervous, but I’m excited. It’s gonna be important, not only for Latinos and to see people of colour, brown people, represented onscreen, but also show a story that we haven’t really seen before.”

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In the interview, Xolo Maridueña has also revealed that he has already tested the Blue Beetle suit and he hopes to get more buff to look the part. His character’s decision to travel to Mexico in Cobra Kai had led to speculation of the actor leaving the series for Blue Beetle. But fortunately, the filming for the fifth season has been completed and the actor is definitely a part of it.

Cobra Kai is now streaming on Netflix.

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