DC Entertainment hopes to develop a live-action series featuring Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes. That’s according to Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns, who’s in a position to know.
This morning Johns wrote excitedly on Twitter: “BLUE BEETLE NEWS from DCE!! We have a live-action test of Jaime Reyes’ scarab activating his suit. It. Is. Awesome. … Blue Beetle’s going to appear in most of the Brave and the Bold’s this year and we’re hoping to develop a live-action show. Fingers crossed! … If I can break it out of the vault, I’ll bring it to SDCC. LIVE ACTION BLUE BEETLE!!”
Introduced during 2006’s Infinite Crisis, the Jaime Reyes incarnation of the Blue Beetle quickly developed a devoted fan following — although not one large enough to sustain his own title beyond 36 issues (which, granted, is longer than the Ted Kord series lasted). But the character’s appeal has reached beyond comics, with appearances in the aforementioned Batman: The Brave and the Bold and in the upcoming DC Universe Online game.
With Smallville ending next season — its 10th — Blue Beetle seems like a more appealing, and intriguing, successor than the previously discussed Green Arrow spin-off or the aborted Aquaman series. I mean, a likable teen protagonist with a solid supporting cast and an alien-tech suit of powered armor? That should pretty much sell itself.
Developing, obviously. But I imagine we won’t hear much more on this until next month at Comic-Con International.