Images from Live Action Blue Beetle TV Series Test Footage

8 Comments

It’s blue, and it’s test footage-y. Via SuperheroHype, who got these images from Geoff Johns over at his D.C. blog. It’s test footage for a proposed “Blue Beetle” TV show, that according to Johns, will be coming with him to Comic Con for them to show off.

Honestly, of all the D.C. characters out there, I don’t know why you would do Blue Beetle. Aren’t there, like, a million other characters worthy of their own show besides the Blue Beetle? The guy dresses like a beetle and fights crime. A blue beetle!

Anyhoo. According to Johns, the show hasn’t been greenlit yet, but that hasn’t stopped the powers that be from commissioning some test footage. Although, I gotta ask again. Really, guys? A “Blue Beetle” show? What’s next, a “Booster Gold” TV show? (Okay, that might be kinda cool. Goofy, but kinda cool.)

Author: Nix

Editor/Writer at BeyondHollywood.com. Likes: long walks on the beach and Kevin Costner post-apocalyptic movies. Dislikes: 3D, shaky cam, and shaky cam in 3D. Got a site issue? Wanna submit Movie/TV news? Or to email me in regards to anything on the site, you can do so at nix (at) beyondhollywood.com.
  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    It's actually for a live-action series not a movie, unless it's been updated to feature status.

    The character has had a renaissance of sorts since the death of Ted Kord, the last Blue Beetle. He was a great character but best used when partnered with his buddy, the aforementioned Booster Gold. The Jaime Reyes version that's seen above and in a few episodes of “Batman: The Brave and The Bold,” is a more sci-fi oriented character and has some pretty cool abilities thanks to the alien scarab on his back. It creates armor and almost any weapon he can think of or needs, can fly and is sentient. He's also a teenager and latino. He's been a Teen Titan and has been on adventures with most of the DCU already. I think of the obscure DC characters he'd be a great fit for the modern wave of shows and movies.

  • thestrongestthereis

    I'm surprised they would go the tv episodic route, but maybe they are trying to kick up some propaganda with a tv show. Bring in a few characters that they want to do movies for and jump start a fan base that can spread the message.

    I really like these images and wish i could see them in motion but I can wait.

  • ULIK

    Smallville is coming to an end so that have to fill that void. I think that it's great to finally have a Hispanic Superhero being put on T.V. or in the forefront it's about time. At least it's not a ripp-off or a corny character either.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Agree with bot you and TSTI. I really would love to see this in motion, but the idea of this as a TV show is great. And since the character is still fairly new they could get away with creating new villains and such and not really worry about upsetting fans. Just go with what makes the character popular.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    It's actually for a live-action series not a movie, unless it's been updated to feature status.

    The character has had a renaissance of sorts since the death of Ted Kord, the last Blue Beetle. He was a great character but best used when partnered with his buddy, the aforementioned Booster Gold. The Jaime Reyes version that's seen above and in a few episodes of “Batman: The Brave and The Bold,” is a more sci-fi oriented character and has some pretty cool abilities thanks to the alien scarab on his back. It creates armor and almost any weapon he can think of or needs, can fly and is sentient. He's also a teenager and latino. He's been a Teen Titan and has been on adventures with most of the DCU already. I think of the obscure DC characters he'd be a great fit for the modern wave of shows and movies.

  • thestrongestthereis

    I'm surprised they would go the tv episodic route, but maybe they are trying to kick up some propaganda with a tv show. Bring in a few characters that they want to do movies for and jump start a fan base that can spread the message.

    I really like these images and wish i could see them in motion but I can wait.

  • ULIK

    Smallville is coming to an end so that have to fill that void. I think that it's great to finally have a Hispanic Superhero being put on T.V. or in the forefront it's about time. At least it's not a ripp-off or a corny character either.

  • http://www.originalgeekspodcast.com/ Dedpool aka Jiinx

    Agree with bot you and TSTI. I really would love to see this in motion, but the idea of this as a TV show is great. And since the character is still fairly new they could get away with creating new villains and such and not really worry about upsetting fans. Just go with what makes the character popular.