Entertainment Writer, Tech AdvisorSEP 25, 2023 11:41 am BST
Image: Warner Bros. Discovery
The latest chapter of the DC story hit cinemas in August. Due to the release of Barbie and Oppenheimer, it was a difficult time for films, which may have contributed to the not-so-impressive financial result of Blue Beetle. However, Jaime Reyes being a rather unknown superhero may have also played into this.
In the comic books, Blue Beetle first appeared in 1939, but his original incarnation bears no resemblance to the one appearing in the film. Jaime Reyes is actually the third iteration of the superhero. He debuted in the DC universe in 2006, inheriting superpowers from Ted Kord. He befriended another vigilante named Booster Gold and later joined the Teen Titans and Justice League.
Considering the recent struggles of the DCEU films, it’s hard to predict the future of Blue Beetle. James Gunn and Peter Safran are planning a fresh start for the cinematic universe. For now, there is no information about Jaime Reyes’ involvement.
If you’re not planning to watch Blue Beetle in theatres, you may wonder when the film will hit streaming services. Here’s everything you need to know.
When could Blue Beetle release on VOD, DVD and Blu-ray?
We have good news for all those who prefer to watch Jaime Reyes’ adventures at home or fancy repeating the screening in a while. On 26 September 2023, you will be able to get the digital version of Blue Beetle. For example, you can watch the film via Prime Video, Apple TV or Microsoft Store.
On 31 October 2023, the film will be released on DVD, Blu-ray and 4K Ultra HD.
But that’s not the end of the good news. No matter if you buy or rent the Blue Beetle, you will receive a pack of extras:
Generations: Blue Beetle” – 4-part documentary Told in distinct chapters, explore the journeys of actors and filmmakers bringing “Blue Beetle” to the big screen for the first time ever. Audiences will be immersed in the POV of filmmakers who showcase their experiences on set and in their creative studios making the story of this DC character a reality.
Nana Knows Best – featurette Witness Nana’s transformation from an adorable ‘abuelita’ into a machine gun-wielding revolutionary, and stop in for a few of her most fun moments on set throughout production.
Scarab Vision – 2-part featurette Xolo Maridueña hosts this series of scene study walk throughs that showcases how the scarab works and the role it plays in some of Blue Beetle’s most epic moments.
When could Blue Beetle release on streaming services?
Blue Beetle is a Warner Bros. Discovery production, meaning the film will land on Max in the US and should be available on Now (Sky’s streaming service) in the UK.
The exact release date has yet to be established. However, DC blockbusters typically arrive at streaming around 60 days after cinematic release, so it’s safe to assume that Blue Beetle might air in October/November.
As for the Max subscription, the basic package costs $9.99 per month. You can purchase the Now Cinema Membership for £9.99 per month.
Weronika de Oliveira is a writer at Tech Advisor, and her primary focus is movies and streaming services. She is interested in film criticism and specializes in writing reviews, articles and news. Cinema has been close to her since childhood; however, she consistently cheats on films with TV series and secretly believes they are much more enjoyable.