DC's Blue Beetle Stand Alone Movie Officially Finished Filming As Announced By Director
Angel Manuel is the director for the upcoming DC Movie Blue Beetle, and he has announced on his Instagram that filming has officially wrapped up on the movie
One of the upcoming movies that are on the DCEU slate, (Is it still DCEU, or is it just DC and whatever character they want to make a movie about?) is the Blue Beetle. Scheduled to release on August 18, 2023, the movie is about a Mexican-American teenager Jaime Reyes, who gains superpowers when a mysterious scarab binds to his spine and provides him with a powerful suite of blue alien armor.
Jaime Reyes, created by Keith Giffen, John Rogers, and Cully Hamner, originally debuted in Infinite Crisis #3 in 2005. In 2006's Infinite Crisis #5, the character formally assumed the mantle of Blue Beetle, which had previously been worn by Dan Garrett and Ted Kord.
Even though this will be Blue Beetle's official movie debut on the big screen, this isn't the character's first portrayal in live-action format. The Jaime Reyes version of Blue Beetle made his live-action debut on Smallville's tenth and final season, played by Jaren Brandt Bartlett. In addition, the figure has appeared in other animated films and television series. Jaime has also appeared in a variety of video games, most notably as a playable character in Injustice 2.
The next DCEU-set Blue Beetle feature from Warner Bros. and DC was originally planned as an HBO Max-exclusive release. However, the decision was taken to release the picture in cinemas. Soto directs the film, which is based on a script by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer. It stars Xolo Mariduea from Cobra Kai in the starring role of Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle. Soto posted a snapshot from what seems to be a Blue Beetle wrap party on Instagram, captioning it "Hicimos una pelcula Bien Cabrouna," which roughly translates to "We produced a pretty badass movie." The filmmaker also posted a second shot from the scene, simply stating, "It's a wrap."
With all of the recent controversy that has been hitting Warner Bros. from every angle imaginable, I am sure they are relieved to have a movie going smoothly as planned with a lead actor who has not been having his face plastered on the news, for all the bad reasons at least. Blue Beetle is one of the lesser-known properties in the DC franchise, especially to the general audience that DC desperately needs to attract. But if done properly, as shown on the MCU's side, they can turn the character into a global name and maybe start rebuilding the DC movie franchise with some semblance attached to it.