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New DC Villain Detailed By Blue Beetle Actress Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon reveals some details about her new DC villain, Victoria Kord, in the upcoming Blue Beetle movie starring Cobra Kai’s Xolo Maridueña.

Star Susan Sarandon reveals some details about her new DC villain, Victoria Kord, in the upcoming Blue Beetle movie. The DC Extended Universe film is set to introduce Jamie Reyes, an El Paso teenager who, after grafting to an alien scarab which gives him a superpowered exosuit, becomes the superhero known as Blue Beetle. The DC film is helmed by Charm City Kings director Angel Manuel Soto with the origin story written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, who reportedly penned a draft for the upcoming Scarface remake.


Cobra Kai‘s Xolo Maridueña leads the Blue Beetle cast as Jamie Reyes alongside Bruna Marquezine, Belissa Escobedo, George Lopez, Oscar nominee Adriana Barraza, Elpidia Carrillo, Damián Alcázar, Raoul Trujillo, and What We Do in the Shadows star Harvey Guillén. Earlier this year, the Blue Beetle movie cast Sarandon as its main villain. Somewhat surprisingly, the Oscar-winning actress reportedly signed on to play a villain named Victoria Kord, who has never appeared in DC Comics, and was created solely for the DCEU movie.

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Now, during a recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Sarandon revealed some details about her new DC villain. The Blue Beetle star described Victoria Kord as “the white military-industrial complex [character].” Though Sarandon seemingly had a blast with the villainous role, saying “there’s nothing better than being bad!” Read her full comments below:

I’m, of course, the bad guy! I’m the white military-industrial complex [character] so I had a fabulous time. Because there’s nothing better than being bad!

Not much else is known about Sarandon’s villain other than her name and the recent revelation that the character represents the military-industrial complex. It’s no wonder why Sarandon has signed on to portray the villain, considering the actress has a long history of avid anti-war activism and outspokenness against American intervention. However, the military-industrial complex has been explored countless times before by comic book movies as the villain with ties to the military tries to stop the hero and harness their powers for profit and power. Blue Beetle could run the risk of being formulaic or derivative of past superhero movies unless it can provide a unique perspective on this issue.

The recent Batgirl cancelation has sparked concern about Blue Beetle potentially being axed as well, which was also originally planned for a release on HBO Max. However, Blue Beetle was upgraded to a theatrical release before production began, which should protect it from any potential cancelation. Reports also claim Blue Beetle is safe and the recent comments from Sarandon and other cast members about the movie seem to suggest that as well. Blue Beetle is currently scheduled for a theatrical release next summer.

Source: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

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