Blue Beetle Animated Series In The Works: Continues From Movie

Could lead to a return to the big screen for Xolo Maridueña who played Jamie Reyes in the 2023 film.

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It’s learned a Blue Beetle animated series is in the works which would be a continuation from the movie from last year.

Miguel Puga, known for The Casagrandes, The Looney Tunes Show, Futurama, The Fairly Oddparents, and The Loud House has been developing the project since early this year as showrunner and director along with Cristian Martinez (The Fosters, Good Movemement, Women of the Children) as the writer.

Director of the Blue Beetle movie, Angel Manuel Soto, and the writer, Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, are attached as executive producers.

It’s unknown if Xolo Maridueña will be back as Jamie Reyes, the titular character, as Deadline reports things are still up in the air which includes the main cast.

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Animated series will build on the movie

However, co-head of the DCU, James Gunn, has previously confirmed Xolo Maridueña will be back as Blue Beetle. Gunn also confirmed actors that portray the animated characters in the DCU will also play the live-action versions, so assuming Xolo Maridueña wants to return, it seems like he can have the role.

Speaking of the DCU, since the Blue Beetle movie was set during the DCEU, Deadline says, “The animated series will build on the movie, developed under DC Studios’ previous regime, but will divert from telling the same story.”

The site adds, “Instead, the show will create its own story which, in success, could potentially lead to a return to the big screen for the giant blue bug portrayed by Xolo Maridueña.”

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DC’s Spider-Man

The Blue Beetle movie released last year bombed at the box office bringing in only $130.7 million. Overall, it’s a fun movie but they need to drop the agenda-based content, and some of the scenes come off too cringe (Grandma).

I think DC is trying to make Blue Beetle their “Spider-Man,” but they obviously have a long way to go. If DC wants to introduce new characters and franchises other than Batman and Superman, they need to stick with things, and not cancel projects if they are not a billion dollar blockbuster out of the gate. World building needs to happen, and assuming the content is good enough, fans will respond positively, eventually.

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