Becky G Has a Key Role in the DC Film 'Blue Beetle'

Rebbeca Marie Gomez, better known as Becky G, has been cast in a crucial part in Blue Beetle,

Warner Bros.' family adventure film based on the DC Comics character.

The film, directed by ngel Manuel Soto, stars Xolo Mariduea in the main role as well as Jaime Reyes, a recent college graduate who,

according to the studio, unexpectedly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology: the Scarab.

When the Scarab unexpectedly selects Reyes as its symbiotic host, he is given with an astounding suit of armor

capable of exceptional and unforeseen powers, irrevocably altering his fate.

Gomez will play Khaji-Da, the spirit that imbues and commands the Scarab. The singer-actress made the revelation on social media on Monday.

The film, which is set to be released in the United States on August 18, is a significant step forward in terms of representation, bringing Latinos front and center in the comic book movie genre.