After years of anticipation, DC fans finally get to see the first trailer for Blue Beetle, although it came earlier than expected. The movie marks the last origin story of this current era of the super-powered franchise, with James Gunn and Peter Safran changing the direction of the DC Universe. Test screenings have described the film as “super entertaining,” with the story of Jaime Reyes and the alien Scarab suit making its big-screen debut.
The first official Blue Beetle trailer was posted online, two hours before its scheduled time. It offers a glimpse of Xolo Maridueña’s Jaime Reyes as he becomes the avatar for the Scarab. Fans can also see the character’s iconic sword and the Blue Beetle Bug airship. The trailer also hints at Susan Sarandon’s original villain for the movie.
Impact of Leaked Trailer:
While Warner Bros. would have preferred the trailer not to have leaked early, it is not a major spoiler and only serves as a tone piece. Fans are excited to finally see Blue Beetle in all its glory, and the trailer suggests that DC devotees should expect something special. Blue Beetle will hit theaters on August 18.