Premiere: August 18, 2023
Initially announced as a direct-to-consumer film for HBO Max, Blue Beetle will tell the story of Jaimie Reyes, played by Xolo Mariduena. Director Angel Manuel Soto will direct based on a script by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer.
When Jaime Reyes stumbles upon the Scarab, a piece of reach technology used to conquer worlds, it attaches itself to Jaime allowing him to don the blue beetle suit and pick up the mantle of the Blue Beetle.
In December 2021 it was reported that Warner Bros. and DC were moving the project from HBO Max to theaters, hopefully hinting at the feature’s expected quality.
March 2022 saw four new names added to the cast, with George Lopez, Adriana Barraza, Damián Alcázar, and Elpidia Carrillo, from Predator fame, joining the project. Later that same month Academy Award nominee Sharon Stone was said to have joined the project playing Victoria Kord before Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon was cast in the same role just a couple of weeks afterward.
Fans got their first look at the Blue Beetle suit in late May 2022 as a couple of leaked set photos found their way online.
- Xolo Mariduena as Jaime Reyes / Blue Beetle
- Susan Sarandon as Victoria Kord
- George Lopez as Uncle Rudy
- Adriana Barraza as Nana
- Damián Alcázar as Alberto
- Elpidia Carrillo as Rocio