New 'Blue Beetle' trailer reveals villains Victoria Kord, Carapax


DC Studios has dropped the latest trailer for Blue Beetle starring Xolo Maridueña of Cobra Kai fame. It also revealed more scenes of apparent villainess Victoria Kord, played by Oscar winner Susan Sarandon; and the brute Carapax, the Indestructible Man, played by Raoul Max Trujillo.

The film, directed by Angel Manuel Soto, stars Maridueña in the title role as well as his alter ego, Jaime Reyes. 

In the story, recent college grad Jaime Reyes returns home full of aspirations for his future, only to find that home is not quite as he left it. As he searches to find his purpose in the world, fate intervenes when Jaime unexpectedly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology: the Scarab.

When the Scarab suddenly chooses Jaime to be its symbiotic host, he is bestowed with an incredible suit of armor capable of extraordinary and unpredictable powers, forever changing his destiny as he becomes the superhero Blue Beetle.

Starring alongside Maridueña (Cobra Kai) are Adriana Barraza (Rambo: Last Blood, Thor), Damían Alcázar (Narcos, Narcos: Mexico), Elpidia Carrillo (Mayans M.C., the Predator films), Bruna Marquezine (Maldivas, God Save the King), Trujillo (the Sicario films, Mayans M.C.), with Sarandon (Monarch, Dead Man Walking), and George Lopez (the Rio and Smurf franchises). 

The film also stars Belissa Escobedo (American Horror Stories, Hocus Pocus 2) and Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows)

Soto (Charm City Kings, The Farm) directs from a screenplay by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (Miss Bala), based on characters from DC Comics. John Rickard and Zev Foreman are producing, with Walter Hamada, Galen Vaisman, and Garrett Grant serving as executive producers.

Blue Beetle is showing on Aug. 16 in Philippine cinemas.

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