A blue beetle movie

Warner Bros and DC continue piling up the slates for upcoming movies in their ever expanding cinematic universe with the latest one being a blue beetle movie according to The Wrap.

The movie will star Jamie Reyes, a high school kid who discovers an odd looking ‘scarab’ on his way from school. Curiosity makes him carry it home. At night, the scarab comes alive and grafts itself on the base of Jamie’s spine, providing him with a suit of extraterrestrial armor which can be modified to enhance his speed and strength, as well as to create weapons, wings and shields.

The character is the third alternation on the blue beetle mantle. The first was Dan Garrett back in 1939, a police officer who fought using the power of the sacred scarab. The second and most famous is Ted Cord, who even though had no superpowers, drew inspiration from the beetle to make a suit and fight crime. Jamie was recently introduced in 2006 working with Ted Cord’s teammate and best friend Booster Gold. Ted later takes him and becomes a sort of father figure for the young superhero.

The film offers room for a younger led superhero film for DC hoping to mirror the success marvel has had with a character like Spiderman. Moreover, the character being Latino will offer their first solo Latino-led superhero flick.

The studio has tapped Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, who wrote Universal’s “Scarface” remake, to pen the “Blue Beetle” screenplay. Zev Foreman is said to be executive producing the film for Warner Bros.

With the movie joining New Gods, Green Lantern Corps, Joker, Batgirl and other DC movies in development, it’s still early to predict when it will be hitting the big screens. It might be rushed like Birds of Prey to fill a vacuum in the universe or might be delayed until the universe is well established, it’s too early to say. One thing is for sure, the new leadership in DC don’t want to slow down.


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By NAICCON on Dec 1, 2018

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