Director Angel Manuel Soto talks about Blue Beetle

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Director Angel Manuel

From Warner Bros. Pictures comes the feature film “Blue Beetle,” marking the DC Super Hero’s first time on the big screen. Releasing in India on August 18 in English, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, the film, directed by Ángel Manuel Soto, stars Xolo Maridueña in the title role as well as his alter ego, Jaime Reyes.

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 Super Hero BLUE BEETLE.

Talking about the relation between Xolo’s character Jamie and scarab, Soto says, “The relationship between Jaime and the Scarab is interesting because it’s not necessarily his conscience, but he can hear it in his head. He can have this conversation that, if you were to see him as a third party, it looks like Jaime’s talking to the air…but he’s actually having the conversation with the voice in his head who is the Scarab. And, at first, the Scarab’s mission is kill, kill, kill, and Jaime’s not that kind of kid. So when every time that the Scarab wants to do something of this nature, Jaime’s reaction and his good-heartedness step in the way of the Scarab’s mission, and creates this banter between them that sometimes is funny but at the same time is enlightening. Because, as the story progresses and certain events happen in Jaime’s life, the Scarab also learns from Jaime and the Scarab starts to become more and more compassionate, eventually being a voice of reason to Jaime towards the end, as opposed to the way it started, where Jaime was the voice of reason to the Scarab.”

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