Blue Beetle – Official Trailer

Unlike some other comic book characters we could name, Jaime’s family is along for the ride as he learns to harness the Scarab’s power into superheroics. Good thing, too, because a villainous Victoria Kord (Susan Sarandon) is dead-set on acquiring the item for herself.


Maridueña has the distinction of being DC’s first big-screen Latino hero. Much like his would-be peer, Leslie Grace’s Batgirl, Blue Beetle was originally slated to debut on HBO Max. For whatever reason, DC Studios saw fit to promote Blue Beetle to a full theatrical release and demote Batgirl to no release at all. This occurred before James Gunn and Peter Safran were brought aboard, though the new bosses have been vocally supportive of the decision. (Gunn shared on Twitter that the film “rocks,” encouraging followers to check out the “warm, funny, wonderful film” in theaters between tweets about Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 3.)

As one of the films that predates Gunn and Safran’s planned slate (like Shazam! Fury Of The Gods and Black Adam before it), it’s unclear where and how Blue Beetle fits into DC’s multiverse. The film will debut after the big reset heralded in The Flash, so Jaime may become part of the main continuity alongside planned films for Superman, Batman, and Supergirl. However, he could just as easily belong in the “Elseworlds” category with Robert Pattinson’s Batman and Joker. Whatever the case, they do have Big Belly Burger in Jamie’s universe, so true DC fans should feel right at home.