Blue Beetle is ready to observe the story of Jaime Reyes studying to grow to be a hero utilizing the scarab Khaji Da. In a brand new interview, director Angel Manuel Soto teases the affect of earlier Blue Beetles Ted Kord and Dan Garrett, together with the potential for their return to the brand new DC Universe.

Whereas Jaime Reyes often is the most well-known Blue Beetle, he’s removed from the one one. Dan Garrett was the unique Blue Beetle who wielded the scarab Khaji Da earlier than passing it right down to Ted Kord. Whereas Ted couldn’t get the scarab to work, he was the hero to convey the mantle to the mainstream and ultimately move it right down to Jaime. Angel Manuel Soto speaks on how this comedian legacy is represented within the movie, together with a possible future for the characters within the DC Universe:

“[Victoria Kord’s] relationship with Ted and the fact Ted has a daughter is very present in the movie,” Soto informed Den of Geek. “A lot of Ted’s gadgets are also important to the film. So being able to keep the idea of Ted and Dan Garrett in the movie and how that came to be, does help Jaime understand what he’s going through. Some of the people around him are fans of Blue Beetle. It’s Jaime’s story, but the context still exists, and a lot of it was thought out and executed and done with the intention of bringing someone back in the future.”

Whereas the apparent place for Ted Kord and Dan Garrett to look can be a Blue Beetle sequel, Jaime Reyes isn’t the one hero they’re related to. Ted Kord shares sturdy ties with the hero Booster Gold, who’s set to get his personal sequence within the new DC Universe. It’s potential the hero exhibits up there, particularly because the character’s time journey might enable for the hero to be resurrected. Nevertheless, it’s possible solely Angel Manuel Soto is aware of the true plans for the characters.

Who’s DC’s Blue Beetle?

Blue Beetle is considered one of DC’s lesser-known heroes, however he has a devoted fanbase nonetheless. Created in 1939 by Charles Wojtkowski, Blue Beetle has gone by way of a number of iterations over time. The Jaime Reyes model of the character was launched through the occasions of 2006’s Infinite Disaster and rapidly turned a fan-favorite.

Within the pages of DC Comics, Jaime Reyes is a teen from El Paso, Texas. Jaime discovers a scarab beetle-shaped gadget that bonds along with his physique, giving him entry to a complicated go well with of armor and numerous powers. He turns into the most recent in a protracted line of Blue Beetles and should study to steadiness his newfound talents along with his on a regular basis life.

Angel Manuel Soto is directing Blue Beetle from a screenplay by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer. The complete forged of the film additionally consists of Bruna Marquezine, Belissa Escobedo, George Lopez, Adriana Barraza, Elpidia Carrillo, Damián Alcázar, Raoul Trujillo, Susan Sarandon and Harvey Guillén.

Blue Beetle is at present scheduled to hit theaters on August 18. Keep tuned for the most recent information surrounding the movie.