TheWrap is exclusively reporting that Warner Bros. and DC are developing a feature based on the Mexican-American character Jaime Reyes aka Blue Beetle.
The Blue Beetle character debut in DC Comics back in 1939 and has had three characters portraying the superhero. Blue Beetle’s powers are derived from a sacred scarab. The first to don the scarab was Dan Garrett, a police officer who fought crime with his superpowers. The second version was Ted Kord, Garrett’s student who continued fighting crime but had no powers. The third character to become Blue Beetle was Jaime Reyes. Making his first appearance in 2006, Reyes discovered the Blue Beetle scarab on the way home from school, half-buried in a disused lot. The scarab would come to life and graft itself onto Jaime’s spine, providing him with a suit of extraterrestrial armor which can be modified to enhance his speed and strength, as well as to create weapons, wings and shields. Jaime Reyes was created by Keith Giffen, John Rogers and Cully Hamner.
Mexican-born writer Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer is attached to pen the screenplay, with Zev Foreman serving as executive producer.