While The Flash takes center stage for DC and Warner Brothers, comic book fans should also keep an eye out for another major DC film this summer—Blue Beetle. This coming-of-age superhero tale is set to fly into theaters in August and features an exciting cast of new and seasoned talent. Just ahead of its second trailer release, Blue Beetle has revealed that singer-songwriter Becky G will lend her voice to the snarky alien symbiote Khaji-Da.
Becky G shared the announcement herself on the various Blue Beetle social media pages, expressing her enthusiasm for the film and offering a glimpse of her voice work through new footage. In line with the comics, Khaji-Da bestows superpowers upon its host, much to the chagrin of Jaime Reyes (played by Xolo Maridueña). The suit, forced upon Jaime, grants him access to any weapon or mode of transportation his mind desires. Imagine a Green Lantern ring that can talk back to you and occasionally misinterpret your commands. The announcement footage treats DC fans to closer looks at Blue Beetle’s iconic arm cannons and an imposing sword poised to inflict significant damage.
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Becky G’s Superhero Journey
Becky G is primarily recognized for her incredible pop music, but she also has a few films to her name. None loom larger than the 2017 Power Rangers reboot, where she portrayed Trini, the Yellow Ranger. It would be an understatement to call the film an underrated gem; it excelled in action and nuanced character development, exemplifying how to revitalize a classic franchise for the modern era. Becky G’s portrayal of Trini was particularly noteworthy, and even six years later, representation for the LGBTQ+ community remains lacking in major comic book blockbusters. This aspect contributed to the significance of Power Rangers and Becky G’s role.
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Jaime Reyes Prepares for Battle in New ‘Blue Beetle’ Image
Becky G also appeared in the 2018 sci-fi coming-of-age film A.X.L. Although not a cult classic, A.X.L., Power Rangers, and Blue Beetle all share a common theme—an adolescent grappling with their newfound larger-than-life destiny. Furthermore, both Power Rangers and Blue Beetle involve an alien life form bonding with a host to become a superhero. Consequently, it will be intriguing to witness Becky G’s contribution to this symbiotic role.
When Will Blue Beetle Hit Theaters?
Blue Beetle is scheduled for release in theaters on August 18, 2023. Initially intended for a direct-to-Max release, it received a proper theatrical release after David Zaslav assumed leadership of WBD. This film also marks the first time a Hispanic superhero leads a major studio production. A new trailer is expected to premiere before The Flash hits theaters next week. While anticipating Becky G and Blue Beetle’s cinematic DC debuts, you can watch the announcement video below.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Blue Beetle movie
When is the release date for the Blue Beetle movie?
The Blue Beetle movie is set to be released in theaters on August 18, 2023.
Who will be voicing Khaji-Da in the Blue Beetle movie?
Singer-songwriter Becky G will be lending her voice to the character Khaji-Da in the Blue Beetle movie.
Is the Blue Beetle movie part of the DC universe?
Yes, the Blue Beetle movie is a part of the DC universe. It is based on the DC comic book character and will feature a superhero tale within that universe.
Will there be a new trailer for the Blue Beetle movie?
Yes, it is expected that a new trailer for the Blue Beetle movie will be released before The Flash hits theaters.
Is this the first time a Hispanic superhero leads a major studio film?
Yes, the Blue Beetle movie marks the first time a Hispanic superhero leads a major studio film, representing an important milestone for diverse representation in the superhero genre.