Warner Bros. Animation and DC Studios are developing an animated series based centred on Jaime Reyes’ Blue Beetle, which would follow on the 2023 feature film that starred Xolo Maridueña as the titular character.

Miguel Puga is serving as showrunner and director on the animated series, with Cristian Martinez writing. The Blue Beetle film’s writer, Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, and director, Angel Manuel Soto, are on board as executive producers, alongside John Ricard and Galen Vaisman. There’s no word yet on whether Maridueña or other members of the film’s cast will reprise their roles in the animated show.

In the DC feature film Blue Beetle, “Jaime Reyes suddenly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology called the Scarab. When the Scarab chooses Jaime to be its symbiotic host, he’s bestowed with an incredible suit of armour that’s capable of extraordinary and unpredictable powers, forever changing his destiny as he becomes the superhero Blue Beetle.”

It’s a good thing that this superhero is getting another go-around, considering it looks to have no place in James Gunn and Peter Safran’s reboot of the DC movie universe. As STARBURST’s very own Paul Mount wrote in his review, “fast, funny, colourful, and genuinely exciting, Blue Beetle deserves a better fate than to be left on the DCEU scrap heap. It’s a genuine shame that the world’s first onscreen Latino superhero – a cultural marker that the film bears proudly but without feeling the need to shout about it – seems doomed to crash and burn into the wreckage of DC’s brasher, stupider cinematic mistakes.”

Fingers crossed the project makes it out the gate, and stay tuned for updates on this Blue Beetle animated series as we hear them!

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