Spoilers forward for The Flash.
The DC Universe has been rising via a ton of adjustments currently, because of new co-CEOs James Gunn and Peter Safran’s new imaginative and prescient. However just a few upcoming DC motion pictures have been filmed earlier than this variation in management, together with Blue Beetle. That flick was initially going to be launched for streaming on HBO Max, earlier than being set for a full theatrical launch. And the film’s director was simply requested about which model of Batman is canon after the occasions of The Flash.
Not a lot is recognized about what Blue Beetle will carry to audiences, and there are presently numerous questions on each the film and the higher shared universe. That is very true given The Flash’s ending, which seemingly made a serious change to the id of Batman. ReelBlend co-host Jake Hamilton not too long ago requested Blue Beetle’s director Angel Manuel Soto in regards to the potential Batman crossover forward of his film’s launch. Protagonist Jaime Reyes is seen sporting a Gotham Regulation College merch within the film, which is what prompted Hamilton’s line of questioning. Soto obtained sincere about that selection, sharing:
The reasoning behind Jamie’s pre-law schooling has been revealed, and it was Angel Manuel Soto’s objective to assist Blue Beetle really feel prefer it was actually a part of the bigger DCU. The shared universe pivoted away from main crossovers over the previous couple of years, with every film feeling extra contained and director-driven. Nonetheless, any little reference goes to get moviegoers excited, and encourage fan questions and theories in regards to the shared universe.
There have been questions surrounding Batman and Blue Beetle (which is necessary to the general franchise) for fairly a while now, after forged member George Lopez made it appear to be the Caped Crusader was included within the blockbuster. However which model of Batman might or not it’s: Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton, or George Clooney (who had a shock cameo in The Flash’s ultimate scene). In the identical interview filmmaker Angel Manuel Soto spoke about this ambiguity, providing:
How delightfully cryptic. It seems just like the questions surrounding Blue Beetle may proceed after its launch in theaters. Gunn and Safran are nonetheless forming their new DCU, with the primary slate of films titles Gods and Monsters. As we’re launched to a brand new model of Superman, we’ll must see who finally ends up being the official Caped Crusader. Let’s simply hope that Blue Beetle will get to have some large crossover moments sooner reasonably than later.
Blue Beetle is presently anticipated to reach in theaters on August 18th. Within the meantime, take a look at the 2023 film launch dates to plan your subsequent film expertise.