Warner Bros. has released the official trailer for Angel Manuel Soto’s “Blue Beetle” starring Xolo Maridueña, Bruna Marquezine, Belissa Escobedo, George Lopez, Adriana Barraza, Elpidia Carrillo, Damián Alcázar, Raoul Trujillo & Susan Sarandon. The film will be released in theaters on August 18th.
Plot Synopsis: From Warner Bros. Pictures comes the feature film “Blue Beetle,” marking the DC Super Hero’s first time on the big screen. The film, directed by Angel Manuel Soto, stars Xolo Maridueña in the title role as well as his alter ego, Jaime Reyes. Recent college grad Jaime Reyes returns home full of aspirations for his future, only to find that home is not quite as he left it. As he searches to find his purpose in the world, fate intervenes when Jaime unexpectedly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology: the Scarab. When the Scarab suddenly chooses Jaime to be its symbiotic host, he is bestowed with an incredible suit of armor capable of extraordinary and unpredictable powers, forever changing his destiny as he becomes the Super Hero BLUE BEETLE.
What do you all think of the trailer?
I’m not familiar with this comic book character at all, but I love that “Blue Beetle” will bring Latino representation to DC on a significant scale. One might be forgiven for feeling like this is the most Marvel-esque film DC has made to date, as there are a lot of beats in this trailer that strike a similar tone to what Kevin Feige has accomplished. I’m not the biggest fan of this approach. However, I like the trailer’s vibes and am excited to see it make new stars out of some members of its young cast and introduce younger audiences to some of its more veteran cast members (hello Academy Award-nominee Adriana Barraza). What do you all think, though? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.