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Xolo Maridueña Talks Being First Latino Superhero In DC’s ‘Blue Beetle’ & Netflix’s “Cobra Kai”

Xolo Maridueña Talks Being First Latino Superhero In DC’s ‘Blue Beetle’ & Netflix’s “Cobra Kai”

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Xolo Maridueña has possibly been a part of hip-hop history since before he was born, as his mother has great ties with our radio family and although the culture may have influenced his come up, the 20-year-old is now setting out to make his own mark in history.

As the actor has already made noise with his roles as Miguel Diaz in the Netflix series “Cobra Kai,” and as Victor Graham in the television series “Parenthood,” Xolo is gearing up to take on a pivoting role as Jaime Reyes, aka Blue Beetle, in the upcoming DC Extended Universe film ‘Blue Beetle.’ The forthcoming DC offering marks the first film that highlights a Latino character, which puts Xolo as the superhero of the story. The budding actor speaks with co-host Letty, of the Power Mornings show with Letty and Teddy, and admits that he had to get over his ego stepping into this role and understand that this movie is not for him, it’s for the representation for the Latino culture.

Xolo also goes on to speak about his experience entering acting at an early age, the origins of his unique Aztec name and heritage, and much more.