Another fan-favorite DC hero is making the transition to the big screen, as DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. have revealed plans for a live-action Blue Beetle film, based on the third and most well-known incarnation of the character, Jaime Reyes.
First reported by The Wrap, the film will be scripted by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, the writer of the upcoming Scarface reboot, with Zev Foreman producing the film. The film will also be notable for featuring the first Latino superhero on the big screen.
Created by writers Keith Giffen and John Rogers and artist Cully Hamner, Jaime is the current Blue Beetle in the DC Universe, gaining a wide range of superpowers from an alien scarab embedded in his body, similar to the Japanese superhero, the Guyver, and has headlined three solo titles of his own, the most recent pairing up with his predecessor, Ted Kord. The character has also been featured in Batman: the Brave and the Bold, Smallville, Young Justice and the Injustice video games, giving the character much recognition to non-comic readers. This will be the first time any incarnation of Blue Beetle has been featured in a film.
The Blue Beetle film currently has no director or cast attached to it, and no announced release date as of yet.