Blue Beetle: DC Adds Sharon Stone To The Cast Line-Up Of The Movie

Blue Beetle
Blue Beetle
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DC‘s upcoming movie is making a buzz amongst the fans. Following the worldwide hit, ‘The Batman’ starring Robert Pattinson fans are now excited for the DC Universe to expand its outreach. The forthcoming Blue Beetle film from the DC Extended Universe now has Sharon Stone as one of the antagonists. Stone will portray Victoria Kord, according to TheWrap.

Sharon Stone As Victoria Kord In Blue Beetle

Sharon Stone Will Star In Blue Beetle As Victoria Kord
Sharon Stone Will Star In Blue Beetle As Victoria Kord

Stone is best recognized for her work in the films Total Recall (1990), Basic Instinct (1992), and Casino (1995). Over the years, she’s received several prestigious accolades, along with a Primetime Emmy and a Golden Globe. For her portrayal in Casino, she was nominated for an Oscar for Best Actress.

Kord is a character developed expressly for the film. She does, however, share a name with the second iteration of Blue Beetle, Ted Kord. According to previous rumors regarding the superhero movie, Kord is among the two villains in the film. She works along with Conrad Carapax/Carapax, the Indestructible Man.

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Everything You Need To Know About Blue Beetle

Blue Beetle
Blue Beetle

The DC movie Blue Beetle was originally planned as an HBO Max original. Though at the moment it has a theatrical release date of 2023. Xolo Mariduea will play Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle in the film. It also stars George Lopez, Adriana Barraza, Elpidia Carrillo, and Damián Alcázar as members of Reyes’ family. Harvey Guillén, who portrays Guillermo de la Cruz on FX’s What We Do in the Shadows, will also appear in the film. Though his role is yet unknown.

Reyes debuted in 2006’s Infinite Crisis #3, created by Keith Giffen, John Rogers, and Cully Hamner. He is the third person to wield the name of Blue Beetle following Dan Garrett and Kord. Reyes gains his abilities through forming a link with a mythical Scarab, who bestows upon him a variety of typical superhero abilities and the ability to control energy. Smallville and Young Justice are only two of the DC shows in which Reyes has featured.

DC Extended Universe

DC Extended Universe
DC Extended Universe

Man of Steel, directed by Zack Snyder from a story by David S. Goyer, kicked off the DCEU in 2013. Since the beginning of the cinematic universe, a number of films focusing on some of DC’s most well-known and adored characters have been released. Black Adam is the next DCEU film to hit theaters on October 21.

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DC Comics Description Of Blue Beetle

Blue Beetle As Depicted In Comics
Blue Beetle As Depicted In Comics

The DC comics have described Blue Beetle like:

“The inheritor of a proud legacy of crimefighting, Jaime Reyes is the third individual to bear the name Blue Beetle. Over a century, three different men from very different backgrounds have taken on the heroic mantle of the Blue Beetle. Each makes its mark in different ways. The original Beetle was Dan Garrett, who was an archaeologist. who discovered an ancient Scarab in an old Egyptian tomb that gave him superpowers. Dan used these newfound powers to fight crime. After Dan, the brilliant Ted Kord took up the mantle, who had no powers to speak of but carried on the Blue Beetle legacy with just his wits and his fists, along with a whole lot of gadgets and a sharp sense of humor.

The most recent Blue Beetle is Jaime Reyes, a teenager from El Paso, Texas who bonded with Dan Garrett’s Scarab. The artifact gave him incredible alien armor which he used to defend his hometown from all manner of metahuman criminals. A Blue Beetle has been a part of the superhero community in the DC Universe in some form since 1939, serving both as a solo adventurer and as a part of teams like the Justice League and the Teen Titans, creating one of the greatest heroic legacies in the DCU.”

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Blue Beetle, helmed by Angel Manuel Soto and based on a story by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, will appear in theatres on Aug. 18, 2023.

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