When James Gunn and Peter Safran took charge of the DCU, fans were tentative over what films would end up making the cut. Warner Bros., after all, scrapped Batgirl in favor of tax write-offs, leaving some curious if Blue Beetle would follow suit. Luckily, it's been kept on the docket, alongside the likes of The Flash and the Aquaman sequel.
Still, given The Flash's performance, the pre-Gunn-era is in flux, as it's uncertain if Gal Gadot will be coming back for Wonder Woman 3, or if Barry Allen will get another film. Nonetheless, with Gunn backing this film and admitting it's part of the new vision, loyalists are hopeful that Blue Beetle does well and ends up becoming a franchise that teens can look to, especially the Latine community. As such, questions are already being asked regarding the film's post-credit count.
Does Blue Beetle Have a Post-Credits Scene?
The post-credits trend was revived by Marvel Studios for 2008's Iron Man. Many movies and TV shows since have used the tacked-on sequences, with DC movies doing the same. The Flash, for example, had Barry getting drunk with Aquaman. However, many superhero and comic book properties do avoid these sequences, with Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and Secret Invasion having no post-credits.
Hollywood's mainstream movies also lean into the trope. Some films like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles employ it, as seen with the arrival of Shredder. Others, like Barbie, don't bother to follow the story up. With Blue Beetle, and fans should definitely stay seated as there are two extra scenes once the credits start to roll. As such, it's best to delay heading to the restroom, concessions or parking lot to see if these sequences tease a Blue Beetle sequel, or a possible connection to the new films such as Superman: Legacy.
What to Expect in Blue Beetle
Blue Beetle focuses on Xolo Maridueña's Jaime Reyes after he graduates from college. It's another coming-of-age story, resulting in him trying to find his identity in Palmera City. However, he gets attached to the Scarab, an alien technology that grants him a powerful armor. Capable of making any weapon he can imagine, Jaime becomes the Blue Beetle -- a literal one-man army. Interestingly, he'll be pursued by Susan Sarandon's Victoria Kord, who believes the technology is property of Kord Industries.
From the trailers, Jaime will have his family alongside him as Victoria's people come hunting. While they do help out, he'll have to hone his talents, protect them and himself. It promises epic action and comedy, as Jaime tries to bond with the Scarab, so it doesn't take over and control him like Marvel's Venom symbiote. DC diehards are further eager to witness what the story is with Ted (the second Blue Beetle from the comics) and how his company ends up being misappropriated by Victoria (Ted's sister). Ultimately, it foreshadows a dramatic story filled with heart and soul, leaving Cobra Kai fans eager for Maridueña to shine and hopefully carve a path out for more movies.
Blue Beetle premieres in theaters on Aug. 18.