HBO Max’s Blue Beetle film is still in production, but during Saturday’s DC FanDome event, some of the people behind the film appeared to show off some early concept art.
During the event, director Angel Manuel Soto, writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, and star Xolo Maridueña, who will portray Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle, appeared. After speaking about the upcoming film, they showed off some concept art of Blue Beetle’s costume from the upcoming film.
You can check out the Blue Beetle concept art below:
HBO Max’s Blue Beetle movie will be directed by Angel Manuel Soto (Charm City Kings) from a screenplay adapted by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (Miss Bala). The film will center around Mexican-American teenager, Jaime Reyes, who is the third character in the comics to take on the mantle of the Blue Beetle following Dan Garret and Ted Kord.
In the comics, Jaime Reyes discovered the Blue Beetle scarab on the way home from school with two of his best friends Paco and Brenda, half-buried in a disused lot. Reyes took the scarab home, curious as to what it might be. That night, the scarab came alive, and grafted itself to the base of Jaime’s spine, and provided him with a suit of extraterrestrial armor that can be modified to enhance his speed and strength, as well as to create weapons, wings, and shields.
Blue Beetle is expected to start its production early next year. It will be executive produced by Zev Foreman of Warner Bros. with HBO Max’s John Rickard set as a producer.
Based on the titular DC hero created by Charles Wojtkowski in 1939, Jaime Reyes first appeared in 2006’s Infinite Crisis #5, followed by his own monthly series that debuted in May of 2006 with Blue Beetle #1. The third iteration of the hero was created by Keith Giffen, John Rogers, and Cully Hammer,