Xolo Maridueña reveals he sees ‘Blue Beetle’ as an ‘expensive experiment’ by DC
Xolo Maridueñathe stars of ‘Blue Beetle‘ explained why he sees the upcoming DC Extended Universe movie as an “expensive experiment.”
The actor, who also stars in the popular series ‘Snake Kai‘ from Netflix, gave an interview to Backstage’s In the Envelope: The Actor’s Podcast and revealed what it was like to act alongside acclaimed actors like Susan Sarandon and George Lopez.
“You can just be a fly on the wall or witness their craft,” he said. Maridueña. “All these people are special and are the way they are for their own reasons. But it helped me figure out how: OK, let me, let me try it out. It’s a little scary to experiment on a movie that cost $100 million. It’s a very expensive experience, but to be honest, we made it for sure. And, you know, I hope this interview doesn’t come back to bite me in the ass. But I honestly have 100% confidence that we did it.”
Bruna Marquezinewho represents Brazilians joining the DC Universe, told Quem magazine that the feature demanded a lot from her, even because the actress had to act in a language she was not used to speaking.
“It was an experience that demanded a lot from me in aspects that, until then, I had never experienced. The fact of interpreting in another language is a great challenge, because I feel in Portuguese”, he said. Bruna.
The actress admitted that it was very good to feel a different “butterflies in the stomach”, after having a consolidated career in Brazil. She said that making Blue Beetle was an “emotive” and “challenging” experience, as she found herself more “lonely” on set, as she usually hadn’t been.
“It was really good to feel so vulnerable again, insecure, and feel so much butterflies in my stomach. I always get butterflies in my stomach, but this time I was definitely in a place… And a lot lonelier too, so it was a very emotional and challenging experience, but very beautiful. It was great to be able to feel all of that”, he concludes.
Susan Sarandon replaced Sharon Stone in the interpretation of the villain Victoria Kord. The character in question was created especially for the film and does not exist in the comics.
Raoul Max Trujillo (‘Mayans MC’) will play the other villain, Conrad Carapax, the Indestructible Man. He was a rival archaeologist to Daniel Garrett, the first Blue Beetle.
Bruna Marquezine, Belissa Escobedo, Harvey Guillén and Raoul Max Trujillo are confirmed in the main cast.
Already Angel Manuel Soto (Charm City Kings) is directing, with a script by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (Miss Bala).