Fandango has shared a brand-new image from the upcoming Blue Beetle movie as part of an extensive summer preview, and it gives us an awesome new look at the capabilities of Jaime Reyes' (Xolo Maridueña) Scarab armor.
Originally developed for the Max (formerly HBO Max) streaming service, fans grew concerned that Blue Beetle may suffer the same fate as Batgirl, but the movie was given a theatrical release date shortly after Warner Bros. was acquired by Discovery.
Will Reyes and his allies/enemies go on to be a part of James Gunn and Peter Safran's DCU? It'll probably all depend on how well this first film does at the box office!
Check out the new still below, and have another look at the recently released trailer.
"Recent college grad Jaime Reyes (Xolo Mariduena) returns home full of aspirations for his future, only to find that home is not quite as he left it," reads the synopsis. "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 armour capable of extraordinary and unpredictable powers, forever changing his destiny as he becomes the Super Hero Blue Beetle."
The cast also includes Bruna Marquezine, Belissa Escobedo, Adriana Barraza, Elpidia Carrillo, Damián Alcázar, and Raoul Max Trujillo.
Blue Beetle is set to be released in theaters on August 18, 2023.