DC FanDome has revealed a surprise first look at their upcoming HBO Max film, Blue Beetle. During the fan event, the first concept art of Cobra Kai star Xolo Maridueña as the titular hero was debuted.
Created by Keith Giffen, John Rogers, and Cully Hammer, Blue Beetle, AKA Jaime Reyes, first appeared in 2006’s Infinite Crisis #3. After bonding with an alien scarab, Jaime finds he can create a suit of extraterrestrial armor that allows him to fight crime. The suit grants him flight, enhanced strength, energy shields, the ability to create weapons from nothing, and many other abilities. Additionally, Reyes is the third character to assume the mantle of the Blue Beetle.
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As fans can see from the art above, DC has taken the suit right out of the comics. It will be some time before a look at the costume in action is revealed, but this concept art suggests the project is in good hands.
Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (Miss Bala) is penning the film’s screenplay with Charm City Kings director Angel Manuel Soto helming the feature. Previously, it was revealed that Blue Beetle will premiere exclusively on the HBO Max streaming service.
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