Get ready for an action-packed adventure with the highly anticipated superhero film, Blue Beetle. Based on the beloved DC Comics character Jaime Reyes, this movie marks the 14th addition to the DC Extended Universe (DCEU).
Directed by Angel Manuel Soto and written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, Blue Beetle boasts an all-star cast, including Xolo Maridueña as Reyes, alongside Bruna Marquezine, Belissa Escobedo, George Lopez, Adriana Barraza, Elpidia Carrillo, Damián Alcázar, Raoul Trujillo, and Susan Sarandon. Produced by DC Studios, Entertainment One, S&K Pictures, and the Safran Company, and distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures, this film promises to deliver all the thrills and excitement that fans of the superhero genre crave.
The project to bring Reyes to the big screen began in late 2018, with Dunnet-Alcocer attached as the writer. In February 2021, Soto was brought on board to direct the film for HBO Max. Later that year, Xolo Maridueña was cast as the lead role, and the decision was made to change the film to have a theatrical release.
An August 2023 Release Date
Release Date: August 18, 2023
Originally planned as an HBO Max exclusive streaming film, Blue Beetle has now set its sights on the big screen. The highly anticipated superhero movie, based on the DC Comics character Jaime Reyes, is scheduled for a theatrical release in the United States on August 18, 2023.
And that’s not all! A special screening in El Paso is also in the works, giving fans an opportunity to see the film in a unique setting. With this change in release strategy, audiences can expect an even more immersive and exciting experience when they head to the theaters to catch Blue Beetle.
Filming took place from May to July of 2022 in various locations, including the Atlanta metropolitan area, El Paso, Texas, and Puerto Rico. With a release date set for August 18, 2023, Blue Beetle is sure to be one of the most highly anticipated films of the year.