Blue Demon Jr. is out of an upcoming Disney show.
Back in January of this year, Disney Channel ordered a coming-of-age series surrounding Mexican Luchador Blue Demon Jr which was supposed to be built around a magical mask choosing 13-year-old Violet to become “Ultra,” the superhero successor to Blue Demon Jr., which would have been her uncle in the show.
Now, that show is slated to be called Ultra Violet And Black Scorpion and there is no presence of Blue Demon Jr in the series. Disney has cast J.R. Villarreal as the new hero, The Black Scorpion.
J.R. VILLARREAL CAST IN DISNEY CHANNEL'S SUPERHERO ACTION COMEDY, 'ULTRA VIOLET & BLACK SCORPION'
J.R. Villarreal ("Akeela and the Bee") has been cast as Cruz de la Vega, a luchador wrestling coach with the secret superhero identity "Black Scorpion" in Disney Channel's new live-action comedy series "Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion." The series (formerly titled "Ultra Violet & Blue Demon") stars Scarlett Estevez ("BUNK'D") as Violet Rodriguez, a Latinx teenager who is chosen by a magical luchador mask to be a superhero, like her uncle, Black Scorpion.
The series also stars Marianna Burelli as Violet's mother, Nina; Juan Alfonso as Violet's father, Juan Carlos; Brandon Rossel as Violet's brother, Santiago; Zelia Ankrum as Violet's best friend, Maya Miller-Martinez; and Bryan Blanco as Violet's classmate, Luis León.
Eric Garcia and Leo Chu will be executive producers and showrunners on "Ultra Violet & Black Scorpion." Joe Nussbaum, Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit will also executive produce.
Blue Demon Jr. was also slated to be a producer of the series at one time.
“Blue Demon Jr. is a Mexican cultural icon and we are looking forward to introducing him—and the luchador mythology—to our viewers,” said Rafael Garcia, Vice President of Development Disney Branded Television when the show was first pitched. “With Violet and her family, we also have the opportunity to present an authentic Mexican American family in a series that combines humor and adventure in a unique Latinx shake-up of the superhero genre.”
Fightful will continue to monitor the story and report any and all updates.