Get ready for an exhilarating and contemporary superhero origin tale that provides a refreshing and delightful perspective on the genre in a must-see extravaganza filled with captivating visuals, humor, and genuine emotion. Mark your calendar for the digital release of “Blue Beetle” on October 31, as this film, directed by Ángel Manuel Soto (known for “Charm City Kings”), ushers in a brand-new era for the iconic DC Superhero. This marks the very first time that this beloved character will have a standalone feature film.
With Xolo Maridueña, the star of “Cobra Kai,” taking on the lead role, you can expect a stellar performance that adds depth and excitement to this iconic character. This eagerly awaited movie isn’t just an action-packed spectacle; it’s a heartwarming journey that explores the essence of heroism and the challenges of becoming a superhero.
But the excitement doesn’t stop with the digital release. You can also look forward to owning this cinematic gem in stunning 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD formats when “Blue Beetle” becomes available for purchase on October 31. This means you can enjoy the magic of “Blue Beetle” in the highest possible quality and immerse yourself in the hero’s captivating story whenever you desire. So, whether you’re a fan of vibrant superhero visuals, heartwarming narratives, or action-packed adventures, “Blue Beetle” promises to be an all-encompassing cinematic experience you won’t want to miss.
The “Blue Beetle” ensemble cast also includes Adriana Barraza (“Rambo: Last Blood,” “Thor”), Damían Alcázar (“Narcos,” “Narcos: Mexico”), Elpidia Carrillo (“Mayans M.C.,” the “Predator” films), Bruna Marquezine (“Maldivas,” “God Save the King”), Raoul Max Trujillo (the “Sicario” films, “Mayans M.C.”), with Oscar winner Susan Sarandon (“Monarch,” “Dead Man Walking”), and George Lopez (the “Rio and “Smurf” franchises). The film also stars Belissa Escobedo (“American Horror Stories,” “Hocus Pocus 2”) and Harvey Guillén (“What We Do in the Shadows”).
“Blue Beetle” is written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, based on characters from DC. The film is produced by John Rickard and Zev Foreman and executive produced by Walter Hamada, Galen Vaisman and Garrett Grant.
Freshly graduated from college, Jaime Reyes returns to his hometown with a heart brimming with dreams for the future, eager to conquer the world with his aspirations. However, what he discovers upon his return is a home that has been subtly altered by the inexorable passage of time. The familiar streets and faces are not quite as he remembered them, and he realizes that his quest for purpose in the world will not be a straightforward one.
Fate, as it often does in the most unexpected moments, intervenes in Jaime’s life. In a twist of cosmic destiny, Jaime stumbles upon a relic of ancient alien biotechnology known as the Scarab. This mysterious artifact holds immense power, and its secrets are shrouded in history and the enigmatic forces of the universe. Little does Jaime know that the Scarab is not an ordinary artifact; it is an ancient sentient entity with a mind of its own.
As the stars align in their cosmic dance, the Scarab unexpectedly and inexplicably chooses Jaime as its symbiotic host. In that pivotal instant, he finds himself forever intertwined with this ancient and powerful entity, becoming the chosen bearer of an extraordinary suit of armor. This armor, endowed with powers beyond human comprehension, grants Jaime abilities that are both extraordinary and, at times, unpredictable.
With this newfound power, Jaime’s destiny takes a radical turn as he emerges as the valiant and formidable superhero known as Blue Beetle. His journey is no longer a quest to find purpose; it has transformed into a mission to safeguard his hometown and the world from threats that transcend the boundaries of ordinary human existence. Jaime Reyes, once a recent college graduate full of dreams, has now become a symbol of hope and a guardian against the unknown, forever bound to the legacy of the Blue Beetle.
DIGITAL, 4K, BLU-RAY & DVD ELEMENTS
“Blue Beetle” Premium Digital Ownership, 4K UHD and Blu-ray contain the following special features:
- “Generations: Blue Beetle” – 4-part documentary
- Told in distinct chapters, explore the journeys of actors and filmmakers bringing “Blue Beetle” to the big screen for the first time. Audiences will be immersed in the POV of filmmakers who showcase their experiences on set and in their creative studios making the story of this DC character a reality.
- Nana Knows Best – featurette
- Witness Nana’s transformation from an adorable ‘abuelita’ into a machine gun-wielding revolutionary, and stop in for a few of her most fun moments on set throughout production.
- Scarab Vision – 2-part featurette
- Xolo Maridueña hosts this series of scene study walk-throughs that showcase how the scarab works and the role it plays in some of Blue Beetle’s most epic moments.