Spoilers: Blue Beetle Post-Credits Scenes Explained
Will Blue Beetle be part of the new DCU? The end-credits scenes give a hint.
After a long production journey, Blue Beetle is finally ready to hit theaters. Critics and audiences who have had a chance to see the film before its official premiere say that moviegoers are in for an epic and enjoyable ride with one of the best Latino portrayals in recent years.
In addition to the first Latino superhero, the movie has another rare feature for the DCU — not one, but two post-credits scenes. So if you were thinking of leaving the theater early, think again. Because you'll want to see these scenes to get an idea of what's in store for the new superhero.
In fact, it is only the mid-credits scene that teases the future of Xolo Maridueña's Jaime Reyes aka Blue Beetle. Since it hints at the new adventures of Jaime Reyes but doesn't delve too much into the plot of a sequel, it's clear that DC Studios is playing it safe with Blue Beetle for now and waiting to see how the public and box office react to the new character.
The reason for this, of course, is James Gunn and Peter Safran's reboot of the universe that is going on at DC and affecting every major creative and management decision right now. Blue Beetle is part of the DCEU, and there's no certainty that the superhero will make it into Gunn and Safran's new DCU.
However, the chances look good at the moment, and the mid-credits scene is the biggest proof of that. Even if only vaguely, it promises a sequel, which supports the claim of director Ángel Manuel Soto and James Gunn, who both confirmed in separate interviews that Blue Beetle is set to be part of the DCU.
Moreover, if the future of the Latino superhero depends on public opinion and ratings, it has a fairly good chance of becoming one of the most successful DC projects of recent years. According to early reviews, the film is full of heart, humor, and brilliant performances. Most importantly, it truly honors the superhero's Mexican heritage — and that's exactly what the second end-credits scene is dedicated to.
The heartwarming scene aims to add Latino representation to the film. It features Mexican icons and may even lead viewers to discover a never-before-seen TV show they'll want to watch.
With this kind of commitment from the crew, it is very likely that the movie will find its way into the hearts of viewers and the new DCU. The following weekend will be the test of that, as Blue Beetle drops in theaters today.