Blue Beetle Release Date, Cast Updates, Plot Theories, and Everything We Know

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Blue Beetle Release Date, Cast Updates, Plot Theories, and Everything We Know
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It's all systems go for Blue Beetle!

Blue Beetle is one of DC's latest additions to its cinematic universe. Fans feared it would also face the same fate as Batgirl, but it was thankfully spared from being canceled. Now that the film is safely on its way, we tried to answer all of your questions about Blue Beetle.

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Blue Beetle Release Date: When Will Blue Beetle Come Out?

Blue Beetle Release Date, Cast Updates, Plot Theories, and Everything We Know
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Xolo Maridueña in Cobra Kai

Blue Beetle is set to premiere on August 18, 2023. Many fans are thankful that the film is still in development and was not canceled like Batgirl.

The news about Batgirl had the cast and crew of Blue Beetle worried at first, but when director Angel Manuel Soto spoke with The National Public Radio, he said that the movie had DC Studio's full support.

When was Blue Beetle announced?

News about DC starting to develop the Blue Beetle movie first surfaced in 2018. The pandemic delayed the film's progress, but casting picked up by 2021, with new casting updates being released up until 2022.

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When will Blue Beetle complete filming?

Principal photography for Blue Beetle started in early 2022, officially wrapping up filming in July 2022 in Puerto Rico.

Blue Beetle Cast: Who are the Actors Included in the MCU Film?

Blue Beetle Release Date, Cast Updates, Plot Theories, and Everything We Know
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The cast of Blue Beetle is a celebration of Latinx pride.

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Xolo Maridueña as the Blue Beetle

Xolo Maridueña, who gained much fame from his role as Miguel in Netflix's Cobra Kai and as Victor Graham in the series Parenthood, will be playing the lead role of Jaime Reyes. In the comic books, Jaime is a young man from El Paso, Texas, who chances upon the blue robotic scarab that gave him his power.

The Reyes Family and the Rest of the Blue Beetle Cast

Other key members of the Blue Beetle cast are also from the Latin community. The rest of the Reyes includes Belissa Escobedo, who will play Jaime’s sister Milgaros, Elpidia Carrillo as Rocio Reyes, George Lopez as Uncle Rudy Reyes, Damian Alcaraz as Alberto Reyes, and Jorge Jimenez as Uncle Chema Reyes.

Bruna Marquezine will play Penny, Jaime's love interest, while Adriana Barraza will play Nana. Harvey Guillen, from What We Do In the Shadows, is also a part of Blue Beetle, though his role is still a mystery.

Blue Beetle Villains

There are two potential villains in the film. One is Carapax the Indestructible Man, played by Raoul Max Trujillo, and the other is Viktoria Kord, played by Susan Sarandon. Victoria Kord is a new character made for the film, according to a report by The Wrap.

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Blue Beetle Crew: Who are the Creatives Behind the Scenes?

The creative minds behind Blue Beetle are also proud members of the Latin community. Angel Manuel Soto will be directing the film following the screenplay by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer.

Blue Beetle Plot: What Will be the Plot of Blue Beetle?

Blue Beetle Release Date, Cast Updates, Plot Theories, and Everything We Know
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There is still no official synopsis for Blue Beetle, but we have some theories about the potential storyline.

In the history of Blue Beetle, Jaime is the third to wear the helm of the electrifying superhero. Charles Nicholas Wojtkoski created the first Blue Beetle comics until Charlton Comics gained ownership of the superhero character. Blue Beetle first appeared in the comic books in 1939 and later on joined the DC comic book universe, appearing in the 1985 series, Crisis on Infinite Earths.

Dan Garret is the first Blue Beetle after he got his superpowers from an Egyptian Scarab. Ted Kord is the next Blue Beetle, but instead of earning his powers from the beetle, he uses science and technology to gain the superhero's abilities.

The film will likely tell the story of the third Blue Beetle, Jaime Reyes. Jaime is a young teenager from El Paso who discovers the original blue scarab, which turns out to be an alien. The alien bonds with Jaime, attaching to his spine and providing him with extraterrestrial armor. The armor gives Jaime great advantage, but things may get messier when the alien fights to control him instead of the other way round. We may see the origin story of Jaime's Blue Beetle in the movie, introducing us to his lore and showing us how he lives up to the challenges of being a young superhero entrusted with great power.

Blue Beetle Trailer: Is There a Trailer for Blue Beetle?

There is still no trailer for Blue Beetle since the film is still deep in post-production. We may see the trailer a couple of weeks before the movie premieres in August 2023.

In the meantime, here is the trailer for another upcoming DC superhero movie, Black Adam.

Where to Watch Blue Beetle: Where Can I Watch Blue Beetle?

Blue Beetle will premiere in theatres near you. The DC film was initially meant to debut exclusively on JBO, but it may have to complete its theatrical window before it becomes available on select streaming platforms.

There are more superhero movies you may enjoy, like Shazam! Fury of the Gods, Aquaman, Black Adam, Batman, and The Flash.

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