A report that claimed Jason Sudeikis was cast in the new DCEU film Blue Beetle has been debunked.
Yesterday, a report circulated the web in which Ted Lasso star Jason Sudeikis would be joining the DCEU‘s upcoming film, Blue Beetle as Ted Kord. This report came from The Cosmic Circus, who found a post from Bill Marinella Casting on Facebook. The report also claimed that Ted Kord would be appearing in the new film through flashbacks, and would have a small role.
However, Heroic Hollywood Editor-In-Chief Umberto Gonzalez has confirmed with sources close to the production that this report regarding Jason Sudeikis being cast as Ted Kord in the DCEU‘s Blue Beetle has been debunked:
Jason Sudeikis has been hard at work on his Apple TV+ exclusive series, Ted Lasso. The series, in which he co-developed and stars in the titular role, has received universal acclaim, garnering multiple Emmy Awards, including one awarded to him for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series.
Ted Lasso was a great showcase for Jason Sudeikis, not just through comedy, but also through some dramatic moments, particularly in the series’ second season. That type of acting range is often one that’s in demand for films such as those in the DCEU and the MCU, so if he were interested in taking part of comic book films, he would make a great fit. Unfortunately for Blue Beetle fans, it appears he won’t be playing Ted Kord, but hopefully he can join the franchise in some way.
In DC Comics lore, Dan Garrett was an archeologist who discovered the Blue Beetle scarab and used its power to fight crime. Though his successor, Ted Kord, was unable to harness the scarab’s power, the brilliant billionaire took on the Blue Beetle mantle from his mentor using technology and martial arts. Years later, a teenage boy named Jaime Reyes came into the possession of the Blue Beetle scarab and used it to manifest a weaponized exoskeleton. Taking on the Beetle mantle, Jaime used the suit for good alongside his two best friends Brenda and Paco.
Created by Keith Giffen, John Rogers and Cully Hamner, Jaime Reyes made his first appearance in the pages of 2006’s Infinite Crisis #5. A live-action version of Jaime made an appearance in the Superman prequel series Smallville, with Jaren Brandt Bartlett playing the DC Comics hero.
Directed by Angel Manuel Soto, the DCEU film stars Xolo Maridueña, Bruna Marquezine, Belissa Escobedo, George Lopez, Adriana Barraza, Elpidia Carrillo, Damián Alcázar, Raoul Trujillo, Harvey Guillén, and Susan Sarandon.
The film is set for an August 18, 2023 release. Stay tuned for the latest news surrounding the DCEU film, and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more content!