Actor/singer Becky G has announced her involvement in DC's upcoming Blue Beetle film.
On the film's official Instagram, Becky G announced that she has joined the Blue Beetle familia as the voice of Khaji-Da, the alien Scarab that bonds with Jaime Reyes (Xolo Maridueña) and gives him superpowers. The announcement is followed by a new promo for Blue Beetle, which highlights the dynamic between Jaime and the Scarab.
Becky G initially garnered recognition through her YouTube channel, where she posted covers of popular songs. After being signed by RCA Records in 2011, she began to release chart-topping songs, including the international hit "Shower" in 2014. She has received numerous accolades, including several Latin American Music Awards, Billboard Latin Music Awards and MTV Music Awards. Becky G has also made forays into the realm of acting, playing Valentina Galindo in the TV show Empire and Yellow Ranger Trini Kwan in the 2017 Power Rangers reboot film.
Blue Beetle Arrives This August
Directed by Angel Manuel Soto, Blue Beetle is slated to debut on Aug. 18. The superhero film was initially being developed as an HBO Max exclusive, though was later upgraded to a theatrical release. Its official synopsis reads as follows: "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."
Blue Beetle is one of three DC films releasing in theaters this year. It follows March's Shazam! Fury of the Gods and the fast-approaching The Flash. After Blue Beetle arrives in August, Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will bow in December. The DC Extended Universe will then officially be relaunched as the DC Universe. Despite the reboot, however, Maridueña's Blue Beetle is expect to factor into DC's on-screen future.
Blue Beetle opens in theaters on Aug. 18.