DC Studios’ Blue Beetle is receiving high praise as a solid superhero adventure, and now fans can get a taste of the film with the first 10 minutes available on YouTube. Starring Xolo Maridueña as Jaime Reyes, the film showcases the origin story of the young hero and his journey to becoming the Blue Beetle. Supported by a close-knit family, including the hilarious George Lopez as his techie uncle, Jaime’s story is filled with heartfelt moments and endearing characters. The opening scene also introduces Susan Sarandon as antagonist Victoria Kord, who schemes to attain the power of the Beetle, alongside her minion played by Harvey Guillén.
If the extended preview captures your interest, you can delve further into the film with the special features included in the Blue Beetle “Premium Digital Ownership” release, as well as the upcoming 4K UHD and Blu-ray versions. Among these special features are the four-part documentary “Generations: Blue Beetle,” which explores the journeys of the actors and filmmakers behind the film. It provides an immersive look into their experiences on set and in their creative studios as they bring the story of this beloved DC character to life. Additionally, there are featurettes focusing on the transformation of Nana, played by Xolo Maridueña, and the role of the scarab in shaping some of Blue Beetle’s most epic moments.
Fans can now enjoy Blue Beetle digitally at home through PVOD platforms, and it will also be available for purchase on 4K UHD, Blu-ray, and DVD on October 31. Keep an eye out for more exciting news from io9, including updates on the latest releases from Marvel, Star Wars, and Star Trek, the future of the DC Universe on film and TV, and all you need to know about the upcoming Doctor Who series.