DC and Warner Bros really appear to be going in a completely different direction these days. Focusing less and less on the Batman and Superman and more on obscure characters. Birds of Prey, Shazam, and now…Blue Beetle.
A Blue Beetle movie is a go at Warner Bros. The Wrap first reported the film is in development. Jaime Reyes is a Mexican-American teenager from El Paso, Texas, but he’s also Blue Beetle, a superhero known for his high-tech alien armor that expels weapons, space-readied wings and shields. DC is sticking to the character’s roots when it comes to the script. Queretaro, Mexico-born writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, known for Miss Bala and the upcoming Scarface remake, will pen the screenplay. Zev Foreman (Colossal) will executive produce.
Reyes is the second incarnation of the classic character. The original Beetle, Ted Kord, is a big name character in the DC Universe and mentor to Reyes.
The Reyes version of the character has appeared in Young Justice and Smallville.
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