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"The universe sent you a gift, and you need to figure out what you're gonna do with it."
Rudy Reyes to Jaime Reyes

Blue Beetle is a 2023 superhero film based on the DC Comics superhero of the same name. It is the fourteenth installment in the DC Extended Universe. The film was released on August 18, 2023.

The film is directed by Angel Manuel Soto, and stars Xolo Maridueña as Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle, Adriana Barraza as Nana Reyes, Damián Alcázar as Alberto Reyes, Elpidia Carrillo as Rocio Reyes, Bruna Marquezine as Jenny Kord, Raoul Trujillo as Ignacio Carapax/OMAC, with Susan Sarandon as Victoria Kord, and George Lopez as Rudy Reyes.


After Jaime Reyes graduates from college and returns to his hometown Palmera City, he is chosen to become a symbiotic host to the Scarab, an ancient alien biotechnological relic that grants him a powerful exoskeleton armor, turning him into the superhero Blue Beetle.


Kord, Carapax and Sanchez arrive to the basement

In the remote tundra of Antarctica, members of Kord Industries, led by the company's co-founder and CEO Victoria Kord, locate an ancient alien artifact known as the Scarab.

The Kord Company - EW

Meanwhile, Jaime Reyes returns to his hometown of Palmera City after graduating from Gotham Law University, only to learn that his family is facing eviction from their home due to financial difficulties. Jaime's sister Milagro manages to get him a job at Victoria's mansion. However, both are fired after Jaime stops a confrontation between Victoria and her niece Jenny. Jenny later tells Jaime to meet her at Kord Tower the next day to discuss a "job opportunity."

Jaime with the scarab

The next day, Jenny finds that Victoria is using the Scarab for her One Man Army Corps (OMAC) projects. She steals the Scarab and avoids security by giving it to Jaime, hidden inside a Big Belly Burger to-go box. At home, Jaime's family convinces him to open the Scarab box. When Jaime touches it, the Scarab activates and fuses with him, encasing him in an armored exoskeleton.

Blue Beetle Trailer 031

Jaime later finds Jenny for answers, rescuing her from Victoria's armed forces. She tells Jaime that the Scarab is a sentient weapon and that it has willingly chosen Jaime to be its host. With the help of Jaime's uncle Rudy, Jaime and Jenny break into Kord Tower to retrieve a smartwatch that once belonged to Jenny's father Ted, but are attacked by Victoria's bodyguard Ignacio Carapax, who has an OMAC prototype infused in his body. The Scarab, revealed to be named Khaji-Da, temporarily takes over Jaime's body and battles Carapax. Rudy and Jenny help incapacitate Carapax, then escape to Jenny's childhood home with Jaime.

Blue Beetle - Entertainment Promo Still

Jenny uses Ted's watch to activate his secret laboratory and reveals to Jaime that Ted was originally a vigilante named Blue Beetle who spent his life studying Khaji-Da before mysteriously disappearing, leaving his company in Victoria's hands. When they notice Victoria's helicopter flying toward Jaime's home, Jaime summons Khaji-Da and returns to protect his family. As they escape, Jaime's father, Alberto, suffers a cardiac arrest and dies, distracting Jaime and allowing Carapax to capture him. Jaime is taken to an island fortress in Cuba, where he is strapped to a machine that downloads information from Khaji-Da to the OMACs. While unconscious, Jaime sees a vision from his father, who encourages him to embrace his destiny as the new Blue Beetle. Jaime awakens and escapes as Carapax's OMAC suit activates and evolves into a more powerful form.

Reyes Family

Jenny and the Reyes family use Ted's Bugship and its weapons arsenal to storm the island. Jaime reunites with his family, then encounters Carapax and battles him. Jaime nearly kills Carapax in a rage after the latter attempted to kill Rudy, before Khaji-Da reveals to Jaime memories of Carapax's enslavement by Victoria for the OMAC experiments, including Carapax's mother's death at Victoria's hands. This leads Jaime to spare him, while Carapax rebels against Victoria and sets his OMAC suit to explode, destroying the island, himself, and Victoria with him as vengeance for his mother. As the Reyes family escapes from the island, they take time to mourn Alberto.

Jaime and Rudy Reyes

In the aftermath, Jenny becomes the new CEO of Kord Industries and promises to repair the damage caused to the Reyes family, helping them rebuild their home. As the neighbors gather around the remains of the Reyes family's home and provide support, Jaime kisses Jenny and then offers to fly her to the Kord Estate.

In a mid-credits scene, a distorted recording is broadcast in Ted's laboratory, attempting to inform Jenny that he is alive.








Sentient species[]







In December 2018, The Wrap reported that DC and Warner Bros. were developing a Blue Beetle film, which would be the first feature film based on a Latino superhero. Mexican-born screenwriter Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer was tapped to write the screenplay, with Zev Foreman as executive producer.[2]

In February 2021, The Wrap reported that Charm City Kings director Angel Manuel Soto was set to direct the film,[3] which Soto later confirmed himself.[4] Not long after, a fan asked Soto on Twitter if Blue Beetle would be part of the DC Extended Universe, which Soto outright confirmed before later deleting the tweet.

On June 8, 2021, Los Angeles Times reported that the film is set to be an Max exclusive instead of a theatrical release, along with Batgirl.[5]

On December 16, 2021, it was reported that the film will get a theatrical release instead, and will be released on August 18, 2023.[6]


On August 2, 2021, The Wrap reported that Xolo Maridueña was in talks to portray the title character in the film.[7] Later that day, Maridueña confirmed the casting on his Instagram profile.[8]

On March 8, 2022, The Wrap reported that Harvey Guillén, Bruna Marquezine and Belissa Escobedo were cast in the film.[9]

On March 18, 2022, The Wrap reported that George Lopez, Adriana Barraza, Elpidia Carrillo and Damián Alcázar were cast in the film.[10]

On March 29, 2022, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Raoul Trujillo had joined the cast of the film, playing Carapax the Indestructible Man. In the same report, it was noted that Sharon Stone was in early talks to play Victoria Kord.[11]

On June 25, 2022, Susan Sarandon confirmed that she'd wrapped in her role of Victoria Kord, having replaced Stone.[12]


Blue Beetle is aiming to start production in early 2022.[13]

On May 25, 2022, it was reported that filming had officially begun.[14]

On July 18, 2022, Angel Manuel Soto announced that filming had officially wrapped in Puerto Rico.[15]


Song title Artist Location(s)
Just Wanna Rock Lil Uzi Vert
  • Official Trailer #1
Uptown Vibes Meek Mill
  • Final Trailer
Atrévete-te-te Calle 13
La Chona Los Tucanes de Tijuana
Cumbia Poder Celso Piña
  • Orchestra with trumpets during the Reyes family restaurant lunch
Sin Tí Los Panchos
Sera Que No Me Amas Luis Miguel
Deportivo Álvaro Díaz, Cazzu and Caleb Calloway
Gracias a la Vida Violeta Parra
Nos Vamos RaiNao
El Rey José Alfredo Jiménez
  • The Reyes family talks about the hamburger box
Demolición Los Saicos
Cumbia Sampuesana Aniceto Molina
Tu Seras Mi Baby Les Surfs
Armando Sanchez Rosalino Sanchez
Bidi Bidi Bom Bom Selena
Kickstart My Heart Mötley Crüe
I Ain't Goin' Out Like That Cypress Hill
Sabor a Mí Luis Miguel
  • The Reyes family returns to their home
Nada personal Soda Stereo
  • End credits
I'm All Out of Love Air Supply
  • Mid-credits scene




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