Blue Demon Jr. Refused To Take Off His Mask For Disney Meetings
"Blue Demon is Blue Demon all the time"
Legendary luchador Blue Demon Jr. is set to star in the upcoming superhero action-comedy series 'Ultra Violet & Blue Demon' on The Disney Channel.
During the development of the show, Blue Demon Jr. had to meet with Disney executives, but the importance of the luchador's mask created a problem for the company's security as Demon refused to take it off.
Executive producer of the show Eugenio Villamar told Wrestling Inc.: "The first thing they needed to understand, which is difficult to explain, is that Blue doesn't take the mask off. It's a very unique thing about Lucha libre. He is the persona, and no one knows his face. Even people that shot the pilot, the executives at Disney [and] the legal team that did the contracts, they don't know his face.
"Even to get him into the meetings at Disney, they don't get to see his face. There was a problem with security in how to get him in. That is the first thing that they need to learn. He's a living character, which is very unique, and it's part of what draws us into doing these projects. He lives his life as Blue Demon, and that's it.
"It's not like Batman has Bruce Wayne, and Bruce Wayne has Batman. No, Blue Demon is Blue Demon all the time. So that was the first thing that we had to make them understand and pitch to them and how we would do this show and continue this because obviously, it's not the case with the girl in the show."