DC and Warner Bros. Blue Beetle recently started filming, so it was only a matter of time before the first look at the film’s star surfaced. Now images from the set of production have revealed Xolo Maridueña in the iconic costume.
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.
BLUE BEETLE SET PHOTOS JUST LEAKED pic.twitter.com/ebrCEmm0pw
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It was previously reported that DC would use practical effects for Blue Beetle’s suit in the film, so it is exciting to see this is true. The costume looks like it was taken directly from the comics and is practically a perfect adaptation.
We also have a video now!! Also our best look at the Scarab of Blue Beetlepic.twitter.com/kduiYtE2v8
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Footage from the set has also been released featuring a look at the suit in motion. Additionally, it offers a glimpse at the Blue Beetle’s Scarab which grants him his powers.
In addition to Maridueña, the film is set to star George Lopez, Adriana Barraza, Elpidia Carrillo, Damián Alcázar, and Sharon Stone. Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (Miss Bala) is penning the film’s screenplay with Charm City Kings director Angel Manuel Soto on board to helm the feature.
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Blue Beetle will hit theaters on Aug. 18, 2023.
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