Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer has penned the script for the upcoming American superhero picture Blue Beetle, which is based on the DC Comics character Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle. The film is currently being produced by DC Studios, Entertainment One, S&K Films, and The Safran Company and will shortly be released in theaters.
In the film, Mexican-American teen protagonist Jaime Reyes discovers a mysterious robotic scarab that, after fusing with his spine, grants him the capacity to call out a powerful suit of armor. Blue Beetle, produced by Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment, is leaving the digital realm and heading to the big screen.
Warner Bros. revealed on Thursday that the superhero film, which had been slated for HBO Max, WarnerMedia’s streaming service, will now have a theatrical premiere on August 18, 2023. Mariduea plays Jaime Reyes, a teenager who gets superpowers from alien armor. With Batgirl, it was one of several DC movies being made for online viewing.
Blue Beetle: When Does It Premiere?
The new adaptation was originally set to premiere on HBO Max, but the decision was reversed and it will instead open in theaters on August 18, 2023. Production on the movie started in May of 2022 and ended on July 18 on the island of Puerto Rico. Soto, Dunnet-Alcocer, and Mariduea had a promotion event for the film in October of 2021.
where they showed off concept drawings for the film and talked about how they were getting ready for production. That means we still have over half a year to wait before we can see Blue Beetle in theaters. When its run in cinemas is complete, it will likely make the transition to its intended streaming service.
Blue Beetle Plot: What Is It About?
Only “a Mexican adolescent who finds an alien scarab that grants him super-powered armor” is mentioned in the official summary. The superhero can fly, has superhuman stamina, is fluent in exotic languages, and makes his own weaponry.
As of right now, Jaime Reyes is the third person to don the Blue Beetle costume. The original version of the story follows an El Paso, Texas, adolescent from a working-class family as he brings home a blue beetle he discovered on his walk home from school.
One night, the child catches a beetle to study it, and the next day, the beetle comes to life and enters the boy’s spine, giving him a suit of extraterrestrial armor that has the potential to drastically modify his physical skills, allowing him to run faster and lift heavier objects. The third Blue Beetle, Jaime Reyes, is also the most well-known.
If we’re getting back to the beginning, that would be when he first came upon the scarab. Victoria Kord, if she is anything like her fictional comic book counterpart Ted Kord, will have connections to shadowy technologies. Yet The Wrap claims that this new Victoria Kord will be a villain, unlike Ted Kord, who was the second Blue Beetle and occasionally a member of the Justice League.
Blue Beetle: Who Is in The Cast?
The film’s protagonist, Xolo Mariduea, is based on the DC character of the same name. The actor’s family tree includes Mexico, Cuba, and Ecuador. Thus, he’s very much like his character, Jaime Reyes, in many ways (Blue Beetle). Most notably, he played Miguel Diaz in the hit film series Cobra Kai. Have a look at the whole roster of supporting cast members that will be joining the 21-year-old actor:
- Susan Sarandon as Victoria Kord
- Raoul Max Trujillo as Conrad Carapax
- George Lopez as Uncle Rudy Reyes
- Harvey Guillén
- Elpidia Carrillo as Rocio Reyes
- Belissa Escobedo as Milagros Reyes
- Damián Alcázar as Alberto Reyes
- Bruna Marquezine as Penny
- Adriana Barraza as Nana
- Lovell Gates as Guard
- Jorge Jimenez as Uncle Chema Reyes
Blue Beetle Trailer
While we still have to wait for the official trailer, the studio has provided the first glimpse at Blue Beetle. Stream it here: