‘Blue Beetle’ Animated Series in the Works at Warner Bros. Animation, DC Studios

Jaime Reyes’ time as Blue Beetle may continue — in animated form.

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Studios are developing an animated series based on the DC Comic character. The potential show would follow on the 2023 feature film, which starred Xolo Maridueña as the title character, who gains super powers after an alien Scarab fuses with his body.

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Miguel Puga (Nickelodeon’s The Casagrandes) is serving as showrunner and director on the animated project, with Cristian Martinez (Good Trouble) writing. The Blue Beetle film’s writer, Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, and director, Angel Manuel Soto, are on board as executive producers, as are John Ricard and Galen Vaisman; both were EPs on the movie, and Vaisman will oversee the series project for DC Studios.

Warner Bros. Animation and DC Studios declined comment.

Blue Beetle debuted in theaters in August 2023 to mostly positive reviews but underwhelming box office returns; its worldwide gross of $130.8 million was the lowest among the DC Extended Universe films. It was the next-to-last film released under the DCEU umbrella (Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom followed in December 2023), but after James Gunn and Peter Safran took over DC Studios, Gunn noted that Blue Beetle would have a place in what’s now called the DC Universe.

There’s no word yet on whether Maridueña or other members of the film’s cast — which includes Adriana Barraza, Damián Alcázar, Elpidia Carrillo, Bruna Marquezine, Raoul Max Trujillo, Susan Sarandon, George Lopez, Belissa Escobedo and Harvey Guillén — will reprise their roles in the animated show. The project also doesn’t have an outlet at the moment, though Warner Bros. Discovery’s Max would be a likely destination.

Martinez is repped by Gersh and attorney Kim Stenton of Myman Greenspan.

Deadline first reported the news.

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