The latest film from the DC cinematic universe follows Jaime Reyes as he gains incredible superhero powers through an ancient alien technology called “The Scarab.”
Blue Beetle was first introduced in comics in 1939 and has since appeared in animated series such as Young Justice and live-action TV series such as Smallville. The film marks the Latino superhero’s first entry into the DCU, focusing on the origins of his power and the introduction of Kord Industries.
“Jaime Reyes is a superhero whether he likes it or not.”
2 hours 8 minutesAugust 15, 2023
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In addition to great action sequences, the film also sheds light on Jaime’s family. Their close relationship shows that not all superheroes have to go it alone. The Reyes family has always been a part of the character’s story, and showing that in the film gives her an extra layer of emotion and heart.
The official synopsis for “Blue Beetle” can be found below:
“Recent college graduate Jaime Reyes returns home full of hope for his future, only to find that his home is not quite the same as he left it. As he searches for meaning in the world, fate intervenes when Jaime unexpectedly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology: the scarab. When the Scarab suddenly chooses Jaime as his symbiotic host, he is granted an incredible suit of armor with extraordinary and unpredictable powers, changing his fate forever and becoming the superhero Blue Beetle.”
Who is in the cast of “Blue Beetle”?
“Blue Beetle” was originally intended for streaming
The film was originally not intended for a theatrical release. “Blue Beetle” was originally scheduled to be released on the streaming service Max (formerly HBO Max), but during development the studio decided to release the film in theaters. The film, shot for IMAX, allows audiences to immerse themselves in the story and action scenes of “Blue Beetle.”
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Will Blue Beetle appear in future DCU films?
As the newest superhero to join the DCU franchise since James Gunn and Peter Safran took over as co-CEO, fans are wondering if Blue Beetle will return in future projects. James Gunn confirmed that Jaime Reyes will be staying in the DCU on his Instagram account with a photo from the screening: “I can’t wait for audiences to get to know Jaime Reyes, who will be a great part of the DCU in the future!”
There is currently no information on whether a sequel to Blue Beetle is in development. However, this doesn’t mean Maridueña won’t appear in upcoming DC projects. Gunn also confirmed that John Cena and Viola Davis will continue to be present in the DCU as their characters Peacemaker and Amanda Waller.
Where can I see “Blue Beetle”?
“Blue Beetle” was released domestically on August 18, 2023. Currently, the film is still in theaters, and if you want the chance to see it on the big screen, AMC Theaters is offering the film for $5 as part of the theater’s Fave Faves offer. “Blue Beetle” has a total running time of 2 hours and 8 minutes
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Check out the official trailers for “Blue Beetle” below:
The film was released digitally on September 26 and is available to purchase for $24.99 or rent for $19.99 on platforms including Prime Video, Apple TV, Vudu, YouTube and Google Play. The film has yet to be streamed, but once the 90-120 day window is reached, it should appear on Max.
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Fans can look forward to the release in 4K UHD, Blu-Ray and DVD on October 31, 2023. There will be a Steelbook edition available exclusively at Best Buy. Bonus features for the physical release include:
- Generations: Blue Beetle” – 4-part documentary
In separate chapters, discover the journeys of the actors and filmmakers who brought Blue Beetle to the big screen for the first time ever. Audiences will be immersed in the perspective of filmmakers as they showcase their experiences on set and in their creative studios, bringing the story of this DC character to life.
- Nana knows best – Featurette
Witness Nana’s transformation from a charming “abuelita” to a machine-gun-wielding revolutionary, and stop by throughout production to see some of her funniest moments on set.
- Scarab vision – 2-part featurette
Xolo Maridueña hosts this series of scene study walkthroughs that reveal how the Scarab works and the role it plays in some of Blue Beetle’s most epic moments.