The first look at new DC movie Blue Beetle doesn't disappoint, with Xolo Maridueña looking like a perfect choice for Jaime Reyes
Jaime Reyes is coming to the DCEU, and the character’s striking Blue Beetle costume has never looked better! Warner Bros.
has been putting a lot behind their upcoming
movie, and it’s definitely showing in the first look at the elaborate costume in live action.
Xolo Maridueña (
) plays Jaime Reyes, a teenager from El Paso, TX who finds an alien “scarab” that bonds with him,
manifests a suit of high tech armor, and grants him super powers. Created by Keith Giffen, John Rogers, and Cully Hamner during DC’s
event back in 2006,
Blue Beetle’s sleek, almost Tokusatsu-influenced design seems like it was destined for the screen almost from its inception.
But despite appearing in numerous DC animated projects (notably
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
Beetle’s only live action appearance so far came in
season 10, episode 18,
Booster” where he was unfortunately saddled with a weirdly bulky look that didn’t manage to capture the coolness of the comics look.