‘BLUE BEETLE’ Animated Series In The Works For The DCU

An animated Blue Beetle series is in development for the DCU
Blue Beetle animated

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Studios are developing a Blue Beetle series for the animated corner of the DC Universe.

According to 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 MovementGood Trouble).

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Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes

The 2023 film’s director-screenwriter duo Angel Manuel Soto and Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer will return to executive produce the series alongside John Ricard who also executive produced the movie. Galen Vaisman, another EP on the film, will oversee the animated TV series for DC Studios.

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The cast has not exactly been determined yet due to pre-existing contracts regarding the live-action film, however, most of them have been approached, and DC has been given a positive response. The series will build upon the film while deviating from repeating the same story. In other words, the show will be in a parallel continuity to better fit the DCU. Jame Gunn has already confirmed Xolo Maridueña’s future in the new universe and Xolo himself just confirmed his return for the animated series on Instagram.

The Blue Beetle film centered around Jaime Reyes, a young man from El Paso who bonded with an alien Scarab. Though he’s not the first or second hero to take the mantle, he is the definitive Blue Beetle.

About Blue Beetle

Release Date: August 18, 2023
Director: Angel Manuel Soto
Cinematography: Pawel Pogorzelski
Producers: Peter Safran, John Rickard
Screenplay: Gareth Dunnet Alcocer
Executive producers: Walter Hamada, Zev Foreman, David Siegel
Cast: Xolo Maridueña, Adriana Barraza, Damían Alcázar, Elpidia Carrillo, Bruna Marquezine, Raoul Max Trujillo, Oscar winner Susan Sarandon, George Lopez, Belissa Escobedo, Harvey Guillén

Recent college grad Jaime Reyes returns home full of aspirations for his future, only to find that home is not quite as he left it. As he searches to find his purpose in the world, fate intervenes when Jaime unexpectedly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology: the Scarab. When the Scarab suddenly chooses Jaime to be its symbiotic host, he is bestowed with an incredible suit of armor capable of extraordinary and unpredictable powers, forever changing his destiny as he becomes the superhero BLUE BEETLE.

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Source: Deadline


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I'm a writer, Co-Founder, and CEO of Moriviews. I live in Trinidad, I have a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology but my real passions lie in literature and content spanning across film & television. I've been a pretty good writer for most of my life and I grew up in front of a TV and loved it. I decided to make a career combining my literary and analytical skills, and one day, God-willingly, I'll be making my own movies.