Shot with IMAX cameras, the Charlton Comics character, "Blue Beetle", aka 'Jaime Reyes', a teen who discovers a magical Blue Beetle' scarab, is showcased in a new DC live-action feature, directed by Angel Manuel Soto, starring Xolo Maridueña ("Cobra Kai") to be released in theaters August 28, 2023:
"...the 'Blue Beetle' scarab is grafted onto Jaime's spine and can manifest a number of powers of its own volition, an act usually accompanied by blue energy emitted by the scarab's 'antennae'.
"When Jaime is in danger, the scarab activates, crawling out on to Jaime's back and generating a high-tech suit of powered armor around his body. The armor is resilient enough that it can protect him against re-entry from Earth's orbit. When the danger passes, the scarab deactivates, dissolving the costume and retracting back onto Jaime's spine.
"When in use, the suit can reconfigure itself to produce a wide array of armaments. Common functions include an energy cannon, a sword and shield, a grappling hook, a device resembling a communications satellite, and a set of foot-long powered blades that can shear through tree trunks. In addition, the suit can produce a set of wings for flight that can also act as shields..."
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