‘Shazam: Fury Of The Gods’ tanked worldwide! Which means it will lose Warner Bros a lot of money. So does that put the new Blue Beatle movie’s theatrical release in jeopardy? Maybe!
Blue Beatle was initially supposed to be an HBO Max original, but it got upgraded to a theatrical release, BEFORE James Gunn took over. But we haven’t seen one teaser yet, or any official promo images, and the movie is set to debut this August. What are they waiting for?
The story follows the titular hero discovering an alien scarab that gives him super powers, and forever changes his life.
But Blue Beetle is not a well- known character, AND it will be the first DC film to come out after The Flash film’s major reset to the DC Universe in June. So the big question is this: Is the Blue Beatle film strong enough to shoulder that challenge?
I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what the DC Studio big-wigs decide. But don’t get me wrong, I do not think the film would be scrapped, like Batgirl. But it could be, once again, relegated to just an HBO Max release, to save on the cost of a theatrical Worldwide roll out. And if that happens, they can thank the financial failure of Shazam: Fury Of The Gods for that.
In the Blue Beetle movie. Xolo Maridueña stars as the DC hero, Jaime Reyes, while Angel Manuel Soto directed the film. Blue Beetle is making history as it will be the first superhero film to star a Latino lead.