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DC Animation Blue Beetle Animated Series in the works

Deadline understands the animated series will build on the movie, developed under DC Studios’ previous regime, but will divert from telling the same story. Instead, the show will create its own story which, in success, could potentially lead to a return to the big screen for the giant blue bug portrayed by Xolo Maridueña, I hear.

If this ends up continuing onward from the film, that'd be a nice way to at least continue the story. I hope it's the same cast or at least of them because I did enjoy the family dynamic- that's one place where I've felt DC excelled in live-action, even if that means having a mother as awful as Billy Batson's.

Still, like Creature Commandos, this would at least add to what Gunn said about there being synergy between animated and live-action DCU projects. Hopefully it could lead into a potential live-action return down the line for Xolo.
 
And still no Wonder Woman animated series?

Yet people still want to say "Gunn said he was working on making it happen"
 
Represent! 🇨🇴

Beyond excited that James Gunn stood by his word and is keeping Blue Beetle!

As a Latino, seeing a Latino superhero on the silver screen was amazing.
 
And still no Wonder Woman animated series?

Yet people still want to say "Gunn said he was working on making it happen"
I mean… is it completely inconceivable to imagine they have more animation in development than just this series?
 
I mean… is it completely inconceivable to imagine they have more animation in development than just this series?
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I mean… is it completely inconceivable to imagine they have more animation in development than just this series?

Batman CC announced - still no WW
MawS announced - still no WW
Kiteman was announced - still no WW
Creatures Commando announced.- still no WW
Suicide Squad Isekai announced - still no WW
Beast Boy: Lone Wolf announced - still no WW

Why should we think this means anything different
 
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Batman CC announced - still no WW
MawS announced - still no WW
Kiteman was announced - still no WW
Creatures Commando announced.- still no WW
Suicide Squad Isekai announced - still no WW
Beast Boy: Lone Wolf announced - still no WW

Why should we think this means anything different
Bless yourself and genuflect.
 
Building off the movie makes no sense. It makes no sense that James Gunn is picking and choosing from the previous DCEU and keeping certain actors films but jettisoning others.
 
Represent! 🇨🇴

Beyond excited that James Gunn stood by his word and is keeping Blue Beetle!

As a Latino, seeing a Latino superhero on the silver screen was amazing.

Wasn't his word that Blue Beetle was supposed to be in the Superman movie?
 
Wasn't his word that Blue Beetle was supposed to be in the Superman movie?

I never heard anything about him being in Superman. Just that the franchise (in rather vague terms) wouldn’t end with the first film. Unless Gunn said something specific after that…
 
Building off the movie makes no sense. It makes no sense that James Gunn is picking and choosing from the previous DCEU and keeping certain actors films but jettisoning others.

People are still on this huh lol he actually wrote for and/or employed some of the actors in their current roles, so he's keeping them. Pretty easy move there. Xolo on the other hand is a pretty great casting and has no connection to those previous actors. Getting rid of them has nothing to do with keeping him.

Employing people you like working with who are also good at their jobs is much more important than made up reboot casting rules. Gunn seems to understand that.

Wasn't his word that Blue Beetle was supposed to be in the Superman movie?

I don't think he ever said that.
 
Building off the movie makes no sense. It makes no sense that James Gunn is picking and choosing from the previous DCEU and keeping certain actors films but jettisoning others.
While I do think that a clean sweep would've been better with no prior actors returning, I think an exception for Blue Beetle can be made because it really has no ties to the DCEU or even the DCU (as of now). Characters like Batman and The Flash are mentioned, but never seen. It's more just a...DC film rather than fitting into any shared universe, which would give Gunn the leeway to retroactively fit Blue Beetle into the DCU.

In the grand scheme of things, the movie's story is pretty self-contained with no real ties to the greater world, so I think if you had to bring any character into the DCU, Blue Beetle at least makes sense. Believe me, I'm all for Gunn not having anyone from the prior universe return, as good as they may have been in their roles, but Blue Beetle is practically on an island as far as where it fits that he could be folded into the DCU and no one would bat an eye.
 
While I do think that a clean sweep would've been better with no prior actors returning, I think an exception for Blue Beetle can be made because it really has no ties to the DCEU or even the DCU (as of now). Characters like Batman and The Flash are mentioned, but never seen. It's more just a...DC film rather than fitting into any shared universe, which would give Gunn the leeway to retroactively fit Blue Beetle into the DCU.

In the grand scheme of things, the movie's story is pretty self-contained with no real ties to the greater world, so I think if you had to bring any character into the DCU, Blue Beetle at least makes sense. Believe me, I'm all for Gunn not having anyone from the prior universe return, as good as they may have been in their roles, but Blue Beetle is practically on an island as far as where it fits that he could be folded into the DCU and no one would bat an eye.

Except his movie bombed. And I'd say a significant blame for that can be laid at James Gunn's feet.
 
Except his movie bombed. And I'd say a significant blame for that can be laid at James Gunn's feet.
How so?

There was a writers/actors strike.
Subpar advertising
A C-list character
DC bombing left and right in film

All the while the movie was actually a fun film.
 
How so?

There was a writers/actors strike.
Subpar advertising
A C-list character
DC bombing left and right in film

All the while the movie was actually a fun film.

They announced the whole DCU slate. before it came out.
 

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