In 2006, the third Blue Beetle was launched to the DC Comics mythology, with Jaime Reyes inheriting the identical mantle that Dan Garrett and Ted Kord have beforehand held, albeit in a distinct, extra armored-up manner. Within the years since, Jaime has additionally popped up on live-action TV, animated TV reveals, direct-to-video animated motion pictures and video video games, and subsequent yr will see him main the live-action Blue Beetle film, which is now being launched theatrically somewhat than hitting HBO Max solely. Will Friedle, who was the primary actor to voice Jaime, shared with CinemaBlend why he’s excited for Blue Beetle’s launch subsequent yr, and one of many causes includes the favored Netflix collection Cobra Kai.

Whereas talking with Will Friedle about his voicework as Lex Luthor and Aquaman within the upcoming direct-to-video animated film Teen Titans Go! & DC Tremendous Hero Women: Mayhem within the Multiverse, I requested him what he’s trying ahead to most from Blue Beetle provided that he voiced Jaime Reyes in 13 episodes of Batman: The Brave and the Bold. Right here’s what he needed to say:

A Latino actor enjoying him, that’s what I feel I’m trying ahead to essentially the most. It was a distinct time, and I used to be very shut with the casting administrators, and I do know that they seemed in every single place on the time to discover a Latino voiceover actor. I used to be simply hitting the comedy beats higher. You look again at that, as all of us look again at it, and need it was a Latino actor enjoying Jaime for the primary time. In order that’s what I’m trying ahead to essentially the most, watching an actor, who I very a lot admire as a result of I’m a Cobra Kai fan. That’s what I can’t wait to see, is Jaime Reyes totally getting his due.

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