Skip to Content

El Paso’s skateboarding Blue Beetle battalion meets to celebrate ahead of movie release

EL PASO, Texas (KVIA) -- The coming release of Blue Beetle is gaining a lot of traction in the Borderland, especially with the comic book character Jaime Reyes being an El Paso native.

The DC Superhero is also gaining traction among the skateboarding community as the character is an avid skateboarder, the first showcased in a comic book of its kind. 

"You know, growing up watching these heroes that we couldn't really identify," said Luis Galindo, local filmmaker and skateboard enthusiast.

Galindo developed a relationship with Angel Manuel Soto the director of Blue Beetle when he visited El Paso ahead of the movie's production.

Soto and Galindo discussed celebrating the identity of the comic book character, Jaime Reyes, an El Paso native, who becomes the Blue Beetle.

A big part of the character's identity is his love for skateboarding.

"We brainstormed the idea of creating a skate team or a skate crew that represents El Paso, you know so that we can have El Paso skateboarding's Blue Beetle Battalion," said Galindo. "And next thing you know, I'm getting an email with @Warner and it's like, hey, can we get a phone call? And I was like, shaking," said Galindo.

Galindo was contracted by Warner Brothers to showcase El Paso skaters and their ties to the Blue Beetle to demonstrate.....

"How was it being a skateboarder from El Paso, " said Galindo.

Local skateboarders met up to film the documentary on Saturday.

"A hand-picked group of skateboarders that represent El Paso, not just the way they skate, but how they act, how they treat others. How they're pretty stylish people, you know, and girls and guys and just like, take them around El Paso, skate with the community, you know, display how they dance on top of their skateboard," said Galindo.

Galindo's proud to not only celebrate skateboarding culture but the city itself.

Celebrate the fact that El Paso is going to have a superhero in the DC Multiverse and also the fact that it reflects our heritage. 

Galindo will be filming more skaters at the Edgemont Skate Ditch Sunday from 8:00-11:00 everyone with a love for blue beetle and skateboarding is welcome to attend.

Article Topic Follows: News

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Sarah Coria

StormTrack Weather Forecaster


KVIA ABC 7 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content