DC Studios recently announced plans for a new animated series based on the Blue Beetle movie, sparking excitement among fans. The movie, which had a modest box office performance, may not have garnered enough for a sequel, but the animated series could offer a new way to continue the story.

According to Deadline, the animated series will feature new stories that expand on the adventures of Jamie Reyes, played by Xolo MaridueƱa in the movie. While no deals have been finalized with the original cast, there is interest from the actors to reprise their roles. The series will not simply retell the events of the movie but will explore new plotlines and potentially delve into the origin of the alien scarab that bonded with Jamie.

One intriguing possibility is that the success of the animated series could lead to MaridueƱa returning to the role in a live-action capacity on the big screen. The mid-credits scene of the movie hinted at a potential sequel, with Ted Kord, the previous Blue Beetle, sending a distress signal indicating he is still alive.

The creative team behind the movie, including director Angel Manuel Soto and screenwriter Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, are set to executive produce the animated series. Miguel Puga will serve as the showrunner and executive producer, with Cristian Martinez on board as the series writer.

Fans of the Blue Beetle movie and the DC universe are eagerly anticipating the new animated series, which promises to offer fresh storytelling and potential connections to the existing film. Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting development in the world of superhero entertainment.