Blue Beetle Movie (2023) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

Blue Beetle

August 18, 2023
2hr 7min
Status: released

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Blue Beetle Movie Details:

Based onCharacters from DC
Country United States
Language English
GenreSci-Fi, Superhero, Action, Adventure
Release datesAugust 14, 2023 (El Paso, Texas)
August 18, 2023 (United States)
Running time2hr 7min
Age ratingPG-13
CastXolo Maridueña
Adriana Barraza
Damián Alcázar
Raoul Max Trujillo
Susan Sarandon
Directed by Ángel Manuel Soto
Written byGareth Dunnet-Alcocer
Produced byJohn Rickard
Zev Foreman
Cinematography by Pawel Pogorzelski
Edited by Craig Alpert
Music byBobby Krlic
Production companiesDC Studios
The Safran Company
Distributor Warner Bros. Pictures

Blue Beetle Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Xolo Maridueña as Jaime Reyes / Blue Beetle: A recent college graduate who gains superpowers.
  • Adriana Barraza as Nana: Jaime’s grandmother.
  • Damián Alcázar as Alberto Reyes: Jaime’s father.
  • Elpidia Carrillo as Rocio Reyes: Jaime’s mother.
  • Bruna Marquezine as Jenny Kord: The daughter of Ted Kord and Jaime’s love interest.
  • Raoul Max Trujillo as Ignacio Carapax / OMAC: A lieutenant and bodyguard working for Victoria Kord.
  • Susan Sarandon as Victoria Kord: The CEO of Kord Industries and the sister of Ted Kord.
  • George Lopez as Rudy Reyes: Jaime’s uncle.
  • Belissa Escobedo as Milagro Reyes, Jaime’s younger sister.
  • Harvey Guillén as Dr. Jose Francisco Morales Rivera de la Cruz / “Sanchez”, a scientist.
  • Becky G as Khaji-Da (voice)


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.

Blue Beetle Movie Box Office Collection & Budget:

Budget$104,000,000 (estimated)
Domestic Collection$72,488,072
International Collection$58,300,000
Worldwide Collection$130,788,072

About Blue Beetle Movie:

  • Blue Beetle is an American superhero sci-fiction action adventure film directed by Ángel Manuel Soto and written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer. The film stars Xolo Maridueña as Reyes alongside Adriana Barraza, Damián Alcázar, Raoul Max Trujillo, Susan Sarandon, and George Lopez.
  • It is intended to be the first installment in the DC Universe (DCU).
  • Principal photography began on May 25, 2022, taking place in the Atlanta metropolitan area, primarily at Wilder Studios in Decatur, Georgia. Filming also occurred in El Paso and Puerto Rico.
  • Filming ended on July 18 in Puerto Rico.
  • The film was originally set to be released on HBO Max but it was later changed for theaters.
  • The film’s working title was Mofongo.
  • The film is set in the fictional Palmera City, which was an original creation for the film, rather than El Paso as is featured in the comics.
  • Sharon Stone was originally set to play Victoria Kord, but she dropped out and was replaced with Susan Sarandon.
  • The first trailer for the film was released on April 3, 2023, revealing that the film will take place in Palmera City, a new location created for the film.
  • Xolo Maridueña is the fifth Latino actor to join the DC Extended Universe after Latina actresses Rosie Perez (Puerto Rican) in Birds of Prey (2020).
  • Blue Beetle was theatrically released in the United States on August 18, 2023. A screening of the film was held at El Paso, Texas on August 15, 2023. Due to the ongoing 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike, the cast of the film did not attend the premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre on August 15, with director Ángel Manuel Soto praising the cast as “heroes”. The film received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised Maridueña’s performance.
  • Blue Beetle was released on digital download on September 26, 2023, and on Ultra HD Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD on October 31, by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.