Geoff Johns posted a meaty blog entry over at DC's The Source blog that covered some lots of DC's upcoming television and film properties in development. There was discussion on the new Aqualad, both in comic and in the new Young Justice cartoon, some teasers regarding Sinestro in the Green Lantern live action movie and, the biggest shocker, and one I'm most excited about, a possible Blue Beetle live action television show. I've made my love for the now defunct Jamie Reyes comic well known in the past (really old; about month into the blog's life! I've even done a character spotlight on Jaime), but I never imagined something like this could happen. Hit the jump for some more images, what we know so far and my thoughts on the potential show!
What We Know
There's a Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes) live action show or maybe even film in the works. The catch is this is all preliminary work. I'll let Mr Johns explain:
He’s already appeared in animation, had action figures and right now he’s on my computer in live-action glory. I have an early special effects test that has been floating around of what his armored scarab-suit could look like. This isn’t final. This isn’t greenlit. It’s only a test that was done. We still have a long way to go to see if we can get this off the ground and a lot of people to jump on board…
If you haven't guessed yet, I'm in love already. These are just proof of conecpt test shots and it looks like it's ready for a movie (outside the low resolution photos). I never really considered Blue Beetle as an even remote possibility for any kind of live action treatment, what with his title cancelled and all. I know he's shown up in Brave and the Bold and is a member of the Teen Titans, but I would have put money on a Smallville character (Green Arrow maybe) getting a live action show before anyone else. Seeing the possiblity for this just has me grinning like a madman. Not only is it possible he gets a TV show, but that means there's potential for a new volume of an ongoing for him to go along with the push.