An Animated Blue Beetle Show Based on the Film is in the Works at DC Studios

DC Studios Developing Blue Beetle Animated Series (DC Studios)

Despite the DC movie universe’s overhaul under James Gunn and Peter Safran, the fate of ‘Blue Beetle’ remained uncertain. However, rumors persisted that Jaime Reyes, the protagonist played by Xolo Maridueña, might still have a future in the DC Universe. Now, Deadline reports that an animated series centered around Reyes and his powerful armor is in development.

The character’s origin story follows Jaime, a recent college graduate returning home with high aspirations, only to find his world turned upside down.

Blue Beetle Animated Series (DC Studios)

Fate intervenes when he discovers the ancient Scarab, an alien biotechnology relic that chooses him as its host. The Scarab grants Jaime an extraordinary suit of armor with unpredictable powers, forever changing his destiny as the Blue Beetle.

First introduced in 1939 by Charles Nicholas Wojtkoski and Will Eisner, Blue Beetle has undergone several transformations, with Jaime Reyes’ version debuting in 2006.

Created by Keith Giffen, John Rogers, and Cully Hamner, Reyes’ story follows his discovery of the Scarab, which grafts itself to his spine and provides him with extraterrestrial armor. This armor enhances his speed and strength, and can create weapons, wings, and shields.

The animated series promises to explore Jaime’s journey as a superhero, crossing his newfound powers and purpose. With the DC Universe under new management, this development signals a potential new direction for the character, potentially integrating him into the larger DC landscape. As the Blue Beetle franchise continues to evolve, fans can expect exciting developments in the world of Jaime Reyes.