‘Blue Beetle’ Animated Series In Works As DC Plots Next Chapter For Superhero

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Warner Bros. Animation and DC Studios are looking to continue telling Blue Beetle stories via an animated series currently in development, sources close to production tell Deadline. Miguel Puga (The Casagrandes) has been working on the project since early this year and will serve as the project’s showrunner and director with Cristian Martinez (Women of the Movement, Good Trouble) set as writer.
Angel Manuel Soto and Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, director and screenwriter of the 2023 film, respectively, will executive produce alongside John Rikard who served in the same capacity on the film. Galen Vaisman, who was an EP on the film, will oversee the animated TV series for DC Studios.
Many things are still in flux including contracts for any main cast, however, multiple have been approached and DC has received a positive response regarding returns. Deadline understands the animated series will build on the movie, developed under DC Studios’ previous regime, but will divert from telling the same story. Instead, the show will create its own story which, in success, could potentially lead to a return to the big screen for the giant blue bug portrayed by Xolo Maridueña, I hear.
The Blue Beetle film focused on the third character to play the titular superhero in the comics, Jaime Reyes, a popular El Paso teen. Created by Charles Wojtkowski for Fox Comics in 1939, Jaime first appeared in comic books in the high-tech alien armor in 2006.
Maridueña’s Blue Beetle is shown as a recent college graduate who returns home to figure out what he wants to do with his life. While taking a job alongside his younger sister Milagro (Belissa Escobedo), he disagrees with Victoria Kord (Susan Sarandon), of the infamous Kord Industries, while defending Victoria’s beautiful niece, Jenny (Bruna Marquezine).
The Kord family drama blows up after Jaime, unknowingly, finds himself holding an alien scarab that has the power to turn special holders into Blue Beetle. It’s very rare for he who possesses the scarab to turn into the superhero, but it miraculously works for Jaime, thus, ruining Kord Industries’ plans for world domination. The film follows Jaime’s adventures from unemployed Pre-Law graduate with no prospects, to giving Kord the battle of a lifetime.
Blue Beetle also stars George Lopez, Adrianna Barraza, Damián Alcázar, Elpidia Carrillo, Harvey Guillén, Raoul Trujillo and Becky G as the voice Khaji-Da, the voice behind Jaime’s Blue Beetle suit.

Oh I am so excited about this Blue Beetle animated series! Jaime Reyes is one of my favorite characters, and this series has so much potential. Animation is the perfect medium too because they can build up his supporting cast since they’re all pretty relevant in his stories. There’s been a lot of great animated tv show comic adaptions recently, so I really hope they do well with this!! Especially with this seeming to be the second animation from DC Studios.

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That is great news! I loved the movie.

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will this be set in the new movie universe or a prexisting one like young justice

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Was thinking it might be a continuation of the movie

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from what i heard theres no guarentee that the movie is canon to the new universe
only that the actor for jamie will remain the same

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in the age of leaks and scoops I’m glad this was able to be a surprise and a welcomed one :grin:

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I really hope Xolo Mariduena returns to voice Jaime!!!

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Didn’t the article say that

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No, only that the movie’s director and others will be involved, nothing yet about the cast.

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Xolo did post on instagram about this on instagram… while not official, he most likely will be involved with this.

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I think Xolo confirmed he will be voicing Blue Beetle: https://youtu.be/1UkO6hfue3A?t=50

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How can you post video links here, not just the URL, but the whole video?

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It is kind of difficult to tell a person without being able to show them

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Damn, thanks anyway. I just could’ve sworn I did it before but I don’t know how.

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It is possible

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Than I wonder how.

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Okay, I think I can explain it: after the copy and paste of the video, delete the end parenthesis of the main internet address, then delete the beginning parenthesis of it and anything before the address

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What parenthesis?

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When you do a copy and paste of the video from the web address

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There’s no parenthesis, ().

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