Blue Beetle star Xolo Maridueña has spoken in regards to the DC Universe film’s setting and why it was modified from El Paso, Texas.
Why was Blue Beetle’s setting modified from El Paso to Palmera Metropolis?
In a video interview with Fandango, the solid of Blue Beetle mentioned numerous points of the upcoming superhero movie. When the subject of the movie’s location, Palmera Metropolis, got here up, Maridueña went into element about why the hero “deserves his personal metropolis.”
“First off, with Palmera Metropolis, it’s a metropolis made particularly for our film and for this storyline that we’re making with Blue Beetle,” Maridueña defined. “Initially, the character takes place in El Paso, Texas, and we determined to make it to Palmera … Blue Beetle deserves his personal metropolis, proper? Batman has Gotham, Superman has Metropolis, and we wished to have a world that felt prefer it was harking back to the tradition that Jaime grew up in.
“It has the sound of a spot like Rio or the scent of Boyle Heights or the folks of an El Paso, however it’s a metropolis of Latinos, and I believe it helped convey the story from like an American story to a worldwide sort of image.”
You’ll be able to watch the total interview on YouTube under:
The movie will launch on Friday, August 18, 2023, by Warner Bros. Footage. It’s directed by Angel Manuel Soto (Allure Metropolis Kings) from a screenplay tailored by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (Miss Bala). Cobra Kai breakout Xolo Maridueña stars in Warner Bros. Footage and DC Studios’ first stand-alone Latino-led superhero film as Jaime Reyes.