Warner Bros. Pictures has revealed the official trailer for Blue Beetle, which will mark the DC Super Hero’s first time on the big screen. You can watch the trailer using the player below.
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.
Starring alongside Maridueña (Cobra Kai) are Adriana Barraza (Rambo: Last Blood, Thor) as Jaime;s grandmother, Nana, Damían Alcázar (Narcos, Narcos: Mexico) as his father, Elpidia Carrillo (Mayans M.C., the Predator films) as his mother, and Bruna Marquezine (Maldivas, God Save the King) as Jenny Kord.
The cast also includes Raoul Max Trujillo (the Sicario films, Mayans M.C.) as Carapax, Oscar winner Susan Sarandon (Monarch, Dead Man Walking) as Victoria Kord, and George Lopez (the Rio and Smurf franchises) as Jaime’s Uncle Rudy.
The cast is rounded out by Belissa Escobedo (American Horror Stories, Hocus Pocus 2) as Jaime;s sister, Milagro, and Harvey Guillén (What We Do in the Shadows) as Dr. Sanchez.
Soto (Charm City Kings, The Farm) directs from a screenplay by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer (Miss Bala), based on characters from DC.
John Rickard and Zev Foreman are producing, with Walter Hamada, Galen Vaisman and Garrett Grant serving as executive producers.
The director’s creative team behind the scenes includes director of photography Pawel Pogorzelski (Midsommar, Hereditary), production designer John Billington (Bad Boys for Life), and editor Craig Alpert (Deadpool 2, The Lost City).
The costume designer is Oscar-nominated Mayes C. Rubeo (Jojo Rabbit, the Thor films), the visual effects supervisor is Kelvin McIlwain (The Suicide Squad, Aquaman) and the composer is Bobby Krlic (Midsommar, the Snowpiercer series).
A Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation and a Safran Company Production, Blue Beetle soars into theaters only internationally beginning August 2023 and in North America August 18, 2023. It will be distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.