The next film for the DC Universe has been decided. This one is definitely giving some fresh life to this fan-favorite character.
According to Variety, a Blue Beetle movie is in the works over at DC and Warner Brothers. It will be the Jaime Reyes version of the character! YES! Since 2006, fans have loved the third person to take the mantel of Blue Beetle, a Mexican-American teen living in El Paso, Texas. Jaime’s life was changed when he was bonded with an alien tech scarab named Khaji-Da.
Reyes was the focus of a well-received yet criminally underrated book which ran from 2011 to 2013. It was excellent, by the way. Versions of the character have appeared on Smallville, Batman: The Brave & The Bold, and Young Justice.
If the project goes into production, which is valid considering the troubles for DC-Warner Bros recently, then this will be the first DC film to have a Latino lead.
Not much is known about the film, not even a release date.
What we do is that Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, who penned the Scarface remake, is handling the script for the film. Zev Foreman will executive produce the films for Warner Bros.
Jaime is the third iteration of the Blue Beetle character. Originally created in 1939, the first Beetle was Dan Garrett, a police officer who used the scarab to fight crime with its powers. The second version of the Beetle was the popular Ted Kord, best known for his friendship with Booster Gold. The scarab never bonded with Kord the same way it did with Dan and Jamie. He still used the motif and some amazing tech to fight crime all the scene. While Kord was murdered by Maxwell Lord in the original continuity, he has reappeared in the Blue Beetle Rebirth comic.
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