Geoff Johns Hints At Blue Beetle Live-Action Series

Geoff Johns Hints At Blue Beetle Live-Action Series

According to DC Chief Creative Officer and popular comic scribe Geoff Johns, the Blue Beetle may be the next DC hero to come to TV.

“BLUE BEETLE NEWS from DCE!! We have a live-action test of Jaime Reyes’ scarab activating his suit. It. Is. Awesome,” wrote Johns during a recent post on Twitter. “Blue Beetle’s going to appear in most of the ‘Brave and the Bold’s’ this year and we’re hoping to develop a live-action show,” elaborated Johns. “Fingers crossed!”

Johns later added “If I can break it out of the vault, I’ll bring it to SDCC. LIVE ACTION BLUE BEETLE!!”

With “Smallville” wrapping up after ten seasons next year, “Blue Beetle” may be a natural choice to step into a slot on television. The current “Blue Beetle” features a teenager from Texas named Jaime Reyes, who discovers a sentient alien device that allows him to transform into an armored superhero. He is also surrounded with a large supporting cast of friends and family who are fully aware of his dual-identity and help him fight crime.

However, Johns’ comments also seem to indicate that a “Blue Beetle” live action series is not confirmed yet, but it is something being pursued by DC Entertainment.

The Jaime Reyes incarnation of the Blue Beetle debuted in 2006 during Johns’ “Infinite Crisis” miniseries and was created by Keith Giffen, John Rogers and Cully Hamner. Jaime Reyes later starred in a new “Blue Beetle” series that ran for 36 issues. Following the conclusion of that series, the Jaime Reyes Blue Beetle was given a backup feature in “Booster Gold” and was also made into a member of the Teen Titans.

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