HBO Max revealed the Blue Beetle flick on DC Fandome. At DC FanDome, director Angel Manuel Soto, star Xolo Mariduea, and screenwriter Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer had a unique peek at the film, revealing our first glimpse at the eponymous hero’s costume. Despite the fact that it was just shown as concept art, it already appears to be fairly close to Jaime Reyes’ outfit from the comics.
Collider reported that Xolo Maridueña was cast as this iteration of Blue Beetle back in August. While there have been multiple characters that have taken the title since 1939, Reyes will be the version focused on in this upcoming film. A typical Mexican-American teenager, he found himself bounded by an alien scarab that gives him the abilities of the Blue Beetle.
A Kord Industries building is also shown behind the character, teasing the appearance of another Blue Beetle. Industrialist and CEO of Kord Industries Ted Kord are most commonly known as the second character to don the Blue Beetle costume. Perhaps Ted will be Jaime’s mentor in the film as he learns how to harness and use his newfound powers. An actor has not been revealed for Ted’s potential appearance.
Blue Beetle will arrive on HBO Max and the release date has not yet been announced.