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DC’ Blue Beetle Trailer Introduces Xolo Mariduena as the New Superhero, Whether He Likes It or Not – Popgeek

Movie NameBlue Beetle
GenreAction Adventure
DirectorAngel Manuel Solo
Blue Beetle CastXolo Mariduena, Adriana Barazza, Damian Alcazar, Elpidia Carrilo, Bruna Marquezine, Raoul Max Trujillo, Susan Sarandon, and George Lopez
Distributed byWarner Bros. Pictures
Editing byCraig Alpert
Blue Beetle Release date18th August 2023
Blue Beetle runtime2 Hours 45 Minutes

Here comes the Warner Bros Blue Beetle trailer teasing a new journey for Xolo Mariduena as Jaime Reyes. Blue Beetle is an upcoming DC superhero film based on the DC comics character Jaime Reyes/ Blue Beetle. One of the most awaited projects, Blue Beetle, is directed by Angel Manuel Solo and produced by DC Studios and the Safran Company from distribution by Warner Bros Pictures. Blue Beetle sees various fresh faces and nostalgic actors joining forces to deliver stellar performances as DC’s Blue Beetle cast. Releasing in August 2023, Blue Beetle film is the 14th instalment in the DC Extended Universe. Continue reading here to learn all exclusive information about DC’s Blue Beetle trailer, cast, crew plot and release date. 

What is DC’s Blue Beetle Film All About? 


The official synopsis of Blue Beetle 2023 reads-Recent college grad Jaime Reyes returns home full of aspirations for his future, only to find that home is not quite as he left it. As he searches to find his purpose in the world, fate intervenes when Jaime unexpectedly finds himself possessing an ancient relic of alien biotechnology: the Scarab. When the Scarab suddenly chooses Jaime to be its symbiotic host, he is bestowed with an incredible suit of armour capable of extraordinary and unpredictable powers, forever changing his destiny as he becomes the Super Hero BLUE BEETLE, whether he likes it or not. 

The official plot synopsis of Blue Beetle film forges an unwilling new identity for Jaime Reyes of Blue Beetle. Despite being the first Superhero in the DC Extended Universe, he is not the first to don the Blue Beetle suit in the DC world. He is the third Blue Beetle in the DC world, earlier introduced in the comics book published by different companies in 1939. Acknowledge the popularity of the Blue Beetle character in comic books; DC Comics took the rights to Blue Beetle in 1983 to use the three fictional superheroes in its future comic books and now in DC film adaptations. 

Charles Nicholas Wojtkoski and Fox Comics created the original Blue Beetle character. Further, Charlton Comics and then DC Comics turned the sole owner of Blue Beetles. 

Dan Garret was the first Blue Beetle cop who acquired superpowers from Vitamin 2X, whose newer version Sacred Scarab was introduced in 1964. Dan Garret has made his appearance in comics and radio serials so far. 

The second Blue Beetle was Ted Kord, who, alongside various Charlton Comics roles, jumped to the DC comics world at the crisis on Infinite Earth. Being a successor and student of Dan Garret, Ted Kord came in 1966. Although Ted never had any superpowers, it was only his inventions that he created various devices to fight against crime. Later on, he also became a member of the Justice League of America, but sadly, owing to the Infinite Crisis crossovers, his character was killed in DC comics. 

There came the third Blue Beetle, Jaime Reyes, in 2006, created by DC Comics. Jamie is a teenager who finds a scarab morph during events whose unimaginable powers make him a superhero Blue Beetle to fight crime and travel in space. 

The three DC comics titled Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes, Blue Beetle Graduation Day, and Infinite Crisis discuss Jaime Reyes as the primary Blue Beetle. You can go to a comic book shop or bookstore or visit DC’s official site to discover a complete history of the character. 

Who is in the Cast of DC’s Blue Beetle Film? 


Blue Beetle features Xolo Mariduena in the titular role of Jaime Reyes/ Blue Beetle. He is a teenager who acquires superpowers when an alien Blue Beetle scarab jumps on his face and bites him, following which Xolo transforms into a strong Blue Beetle superhero with an exoskeleton body. 

Another prominent role in Blue Beetle is of Adriana Barazza as Nana (Jaime’s grandmother). Damian Alcazar plays Jaime’s grandfather Alberto Reyes; Elpidia Carrillo essays Jaime’s mother, Rocio Reyes; Bruna Marquezine plays Jaime’s love interest Jenny Kord; and George Lopez is Jaime’s uncle Rudy. 

Not just that, but we also have Belissa Escobedo as Jaime’s younger sister Milagro Reyes and Harvey Guillen as Dr Sanchez. Looks like the whole Blue Beetle cast is only about Jaime’s family. The film barely has one separate role of Dr Sanchez, who doesn’t belong to the Reyes family. 

When did the Filming For Blue Beetle Film Began? 

DC Studio began the story writing for Blue Beetle film in November 2018, with Gareth Dunnet Alcocer penning the screenplay. Zev Foreman served as the executive producer for Warner Bros Blue Beetle. After the production house finalized the film script and budget, Angel Manuel was chosen as the captain of the ship in February 2021. While The Safran Company helmed the project to stream on HBO Max earlier, an announcement by a report from Warner Bros Pictures disclosed that Blue Beetle would make a theatrical release in August 2023. 

As soon as the casting for Blue Beetle began, Xolo was offered to essay the titular role on 1st August 2021, and the next day he was officially confirmed for Blue Beetle. Speaking about his role, Xolo has always expressed his pleasure to work with DC Studios and that he is way more excited to play DC’S first Latino character. 

After the production house hired the complete Blue Beetle cast by mid-April 2021, the filming began in the Atlanta Metropolitan area by May 2022. El Paso and Puerto Rico were also explored for various prominent film shots; the filming was officially wrapped on 18th July 2022. Afterwards, the post-production work was handed over to Craig Alpert to serve as the Blue Beetle Editor and Bobby Krlic as the Blue Beetle music composer. 

When Will Blue Beetle Film be Released in Theatres? 

DC Studios has confirmed the Blue Beetle release date quite earlier. Blue Beetle is scheduled to release on 18th August 2023 in theatres. Originally, Blue Beetle was produced to release on HBO Max, but now that Warner Bros has announced a theatrical release for the Xolo Mariduena starrer Blue Beetle, fans are way excited to get a much better visual experience. 

What Happened in the Blue Beetle Trailer? 

DC Studios released the official Blue Beetle trailer on Monday, introducing Jaime Reyes as the young teen who is fresh out of college and is expelled by his family to start his job through Jenny Kord at Kord Industries. But despite helping with what he was asked to do, Jenny gifts Jaime a box and asks him not to unbox it and place it in a safe place. But Jaime being Jaime opens the box, and what then turns out changes his identity. Yes, you heard it right. As Jaime opens the box, a technical and equally organic-looking scarab kept inside activates and bites Jaime resulting in him transforming into a Superhero. As the video progresses, Jamie discovers the new powers that let him travel to space. While he explores much about his abilities, he comes across the facts of why the alien scarab was sent to Earth. Want to know more about what happens in Blue Beetle ahead? Wait for 18th August, people. 

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