Blue Beetle director fitted as many DC Easter Eggs as he could into the movie
Blue Beetle will apparently be crammed full of DC Easter Eggs.
The movie tells the story of Jaime Reyes, a recent college graduate from a humble background who takes a job cleaning houses due to his family facing eviction from their home. While in the house of the mysterious Victoria Kord, Jaime becomes fused with an alien technology scarab which gives him superhuman abilities.
It stars Xolo Maridueña in the title role alongside Adriana Barraza, Damián Alcázar, Raoul Max Trujillo, Susan Sarandon, and George Lopez.
Blue Beetle takes place within the DC Extended Universe, and director Angel Manuel Soto says he tried to play up to that as much as he could, though some of his ideas were rejected by Warner Bros.
"Yeah, there are definitely things that we wanted to put in that they were like, 'No,' because it might attach it to a different universe or something," he told Collider.
"Of course, we went hard with all the Easter eggs that we could; we wanted to have as much as we could."
Soto provided two examples of major Easter Eggs that featured - Lexcorp and Gotham law school.
"When building the city, this cosmopolitan city that has all these neon lights and that has all these holographic elements to it, we wanted to make it feel like it also belongs to the greater DC Universe, and Lexcorp is Lexcorp," the director continued.
"The same thing with Gotham law school, Gotham is Gotham. That will never disappear within the lore of the superheroes, so why not have our hero also exist in a world that is affected by all these other legacies?"
Blue Beetle is released this weekend, and Soto is desperate for it to be a success so he can fulfil his dream of making a franchise.
“I don't think I would be here talking with you if I didn't think that way,” he told Yahoo when asked whether he wants to make a trilogy. The way the machine works, the movie needs to make money for them to put more money in, but for us, we've always seen it that way.
“We love the story so much. We believe in the product so much. We believe in an actor so much. We couldn't help but think about where his journey was going to go while we were creating this film. So is it wish fulfilment? Are we calling it out to the universe? Sure.”
Action / Scifi
2023 • 128 minutes