You might have heard this news yesterday. I saw this was mentioned in the forums but this is worthy of being on the news page. Geoff Johns Tweeted a little bit of information yesterday about Jaime Reyes, the current Blue Beetle.
BLUE BEETLE NEWS from DCE!! We have a live-action test of Jaime Reyes' scarab activating his suit. It. Is. Awesome.
Blue Beetle's going to appear in most of the Brave and the Bold's this year and we're hoping to develop a live-action show. Fingers crossed!
If I can break it out of the vault, I'll bring it to SDCC. LIVE ACTION BLUE BEETLE!!
This is why Twitter is a good thing. This is also why it's great that Geoff Johns is the Chief Creative Officer for DC Entertainment. I love how the first we hear about a live-action Blue Beetle show is through his Twitter feed.
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Now let's think about this. I'm sure people (including myself) would like to see a show based on Ted Kord but I think Jaime has a better chance of working as a television show. Immediately we have to assume this might be a Smallville type show. We have a teen that gets 'superpowers' and has to juggle his new role along with his schoolwork. There is also the fact that Jaime has already appeared on eight episodes of Batman: The Brave and the Bold. TV viewers will already know Jaime over Ted.
As much as I like the character on Brave and the Bold, I would hope this doesn't mean we'll see less of other heroes. In other words, I hope that Jaime making more appearances won't mean the reduction of other characters having a guest appearance.
With no word on when the plan is to release the show (next Fall?), we are left to speculate over what this news means. Do you think they'll go the Smallville route and tone down the spandex/comic book action? Will we see actual comic book characters/villains or will we have made up villains of the week? Will they cast an unknown actor for the role. Will other characters have guest appearances? Where will this show air? That could make a big difference in the success as well. We'll have to stay tuned in to Geoff's Twitter to see if we'll get any more updates.