Blue Beetle Live-Action Test Footage Revealed

Blue Beetle Live-Action Test Footage Revealed

Earlier this week, noted comic book scribe and DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns revealed that test footage had been filmed for a potential Blue Beetle live-action TV series.

And while Johns indicated at the time that he might bring the footage to Comic-Con next month, several screencaps from the test have already shown up online.

“First up is one of my personal favorites: a live-action screen test of Blue Beetle transforming and something we’re using in the hopes of bringing him to the small screen,” wrote Johns on DC’s Source Blog. “There was so much excitement when I mentioned this on Twitter I thought I’d share a little more information.”

“I feel very fortunate to have been a part of Blue Beetle’s introduction way back in “Infinite Crisis,” continued Johns. “I’ve said it before, but thanks to the ‘Blue Beetle’ series launched by Keith Giffen and John Rogers with a great design by Cully Hamner, Jaime Reyes rocks. Great character, great story, great look. He’s already appeared in animation, had action figures and right now he’s on my computer in live-action glory.”

“I have an early special effects test that has been floating around of what his armored scarab-suit could look like,” added Johns. “This isn’t final. This isn’t greenlit. It’s only a test that was done. We still have a long way to go to see if we can get this off the ground and a lot of people to jump on board. We’ll be bringing this short clip to San Diego Comic-Con and playing it in as many DCU panels as possible so everyone gets a chance to see it.”

With “Smallville” set to end after next season, “Blue Beetle” may potentially be able to succeed that show as a gateway to the DC Universe on network or cable television.

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