Warner Bros. has dropped the IMAX poster for its upcoming DC Universe movie Blue Beetle. The stunning one-sheet features the eponymous superhero soaring high above the Earth.
This poster’s release comes at a perfect time, as Warner Bros. has also officially kicked off ticket sales for Blue Beetle. With the film’s release date set for August 18, DC Universe fans are eagerly securing their seats to be among the first to witness the superhero’s high-flying cinematic debut.
James Gunn, co-head of DC Studios, has already set the rumor mills spinning with his recent confirmation of future plans for Blue Beetle. Gunn affirmed that Xolo Maridueña, who is stepping into the iconic blue armor for the film, is set to continue his journey as the titular character in forthcoming projects within the DC Universe.
Who is DC’s Blue Beetle?
Blue Beetle is one of DC’s lesser-known heroes, but he has a dedicated fanbase nonetheless. Created in 1939 by Charles Wojtkowski, Blue Beetle has gone through several iterations over the years. The Jaime Reyes version of the character was introduced during the events of 2006’s Infinite Crisis and quickly became a fan-favorite.
In the pages of DC Comics, Jaime Reyes is a teenager from El Paso, Texas. Jaime discovers a scarab beetle-shaped device that bonds with his body, giving him access to an advanced suit of armor and various powers. He becomes the latest in a long line of Blue Beetles and must learn to balance his newfound abilities with his everyday life.
Angel Manuel Soto is directing Blue Beetle from a screenplay by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer. The full cast of the movie also includes Bruna Marquezine, Belissa Escobedo, George Lopez, Adriana Barraza, Elpidia Carrillo, Damián Alcázar, Raoul Trujillo, Susan Sarandon and Harvey Guillén.