Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista’s next film, titled The Wrecking Crewwill be directed by a director who has been on everyone’s lips in recent days: Angel Manuel Soto.
This is the Puerto Rican director who directed the blockbuster film Blue Beetle, recently released but already king of the box office. Let’s talk about the film that tells of the DC Comics character of the same name (although in reality there have been many Blue Beetles, in numerous versions).
The film has recently surpassed the blockbuster of blockbusters at the box office, the one that was considered the unbeatable of the summer: Barbie.
As in Barbie there are different versions of Ken, so in the case of Blue Beetle the superheroes linked to the magical Blue Scarab are varied. Is this the secret of success? Certainly not, given that in the recent film directed by Angel Manuel Soto there are certainly not all the versions of Blue Beetle born from the Thirties to today.
One thing is certain, though: making films starring characters who have been known for decades – preferably at least half a century – pays off. Like the Mattel doll, the comic book superhero is also somewhat elderly.
The success of Blue Beetle is such that now everyone wants to know what its director will do. Soto’s next project will be The Wrecking Crew, new highly anticipated film by Jason Momoa and Dave Bautista.
Angel Manuel Soto will also be the screenwriter of The Wrecking Crew. Momoa and Bautista’s project was born a bit by chance, and perhaps a bit as a joke. The two colleagues and friends had spoken about it casually, then also publicly, spreading the proposal on their profiles of the then Twitter (now renamed by the “stepfather” Elon Musk as X). Just the fact that the idea landed on social networks was the move that led to checkmate. In fact, the followers of the two stars began to hammer their heroes so that the project could finally see the light.
MGM will handle the production of the film. T’s storyhe Wrecking Crews will be set in Hawaii.
Bautista: “A buddy cop movie in the style of Lethal Weapon”
Some time ago the project was announced on the net at an embryonic level by a tweet shared by David Bautista.
“Let’s spread this thing out and see what happens,” the actor said. “Jason Momoa and I star in a cop buddy movie like Lethal Weapon, with David Leitch directing. Now that I’ve said it, let’s see what happens”.
From then on, the followers went on the attack. Clearly the director that the two stars initially thought of will not take care of the project, since we are announcing here that Soto will be directing. I know whose turn it is, in short. And it’s up to Soto, in fact.
Buddy movie, movies that talk about friendship in progress
As far as the definition of “buddy movie” is concerned, it is a cinematic subgenre that has as its main theme the friendship between two people. Usually the genre film buddy join two same-sex friends, especially men. They often come from environments, places, milieu and different situations, thus proving to be poles apart in terms of style and personality. Often a buddy film begins with the two failing to understand each other, but then over the course of the film they will begin to get to know each other, respect each other and become faithful friends, ready to do anything to save each other’s lives (and reputations).
Angel Manuel Soto, who is the director of Blue Beetle and the next film by Momoa and Bautista
Puerto Rican director Angel Manuel Soto, born on May 5, 1984 in Santurce, Puerto Rico, is gaining a lot of audience love for his ability to tell engaging and offbeat stories.
Soto began his film career writing and directing short films. Among them, she has attracted the attention of the public and critics La Granja, a short that won several awards in various film festivals. The work addresses social and political issues, revealing Soto’s approach to stories that combine engaging storytelling with social relevance. This is the stylistic hallmark of the filmmaker, the common thread that connects each of his works, whether short or long.
The feature film debut then came with the version long de La Granja, film based on his short film of the same name. The film is presented as a surreal drama that explores several related stories, all set in contemporary Puerto Rico. The film deals with various themes of social injustice, corruption and alienation.
But it will be the movie Charm City Kings of 2020 to bring Angel Manuel Soto to the attention of the general public, making him an important name in cinema internationally. The film is based on the documentary 12 O’Clock Boys and tells the story of a Baltimore teenager who longs to join a gang of criminal bikers.
Soto has been very popular since his film came out (and exploded at the box office). Blue Beetle
As of late, Soto’s name is inextricably linked with his recently released film, Blue Beetle (best-selling in the USA, where it just hit Barbie).
Blue Beetle is the film that marks the big screen debut of the DC superhero played by Xolo Maridueña (Cobra Kai). The film is produced by DC Studios and The Safran Company. This is the fourteenth film in the DC Extended Universe and, in addition to Xolo Maridueña, sees in the cast Bruna Marquezine, Damián Alcázar, Belissa Escobedo, Raoul Trujillo, Susan Sarandon, George Lopez and Elpidia Carrillo.
In the film we see the protagonist grappling with an alien relic capable of giving him incredible superpowers. Blue Beetle is wowing audiences, as early reviews of the film and its Rotten Tomatoes rating so far attest. The excellent reception also promises good box office receipts, which is a nice surprise because at the beginning the film was unjustly hailed as an a priori flop for the DC Universe.
But in the end the predictions turned out to be the real flop: Blue Beetle just overtook her majesty at the US box office Barbie.