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Blue Beetle on OTT - After being available for rent, DC's superhero film will stream on JioCinema on THIS date

Catch up on the transformation of Xolo Maridueña as Jaime Reyes into a DC superhero in the latest superhero flick.

Blue Beetle on OTT - After being available for rent, DC's superhero film will stream on JioCinema on THIS date
Blue Beetle

Last Updated: 05.12 PM, Jan 12, 2024


DC's Blue Beetle has been available for rent on several OTT platforms for a couple of months. The superhero film has been streaming on Prime Video, BookMyShow Stream, and YouTube, among others, but it can only be watched by renting it for a specific cost. Now, the film is all set to stream for all subscribers on JioCinema on January 18, 2024. Yes, the OTT platform has made the announcement that the film starring  Xolo Maridueña in the titular role will be out in the coming week.

A recent graduate's unexpected superhero journey

In the film, recent college graduate Jaime Reyes returns home full of aspirations for his future, only to find that home is not quite as he left it. As he searches to find his purpose in the world, fate intervenes when Jaime unexpectedly finds himself in possession of an ancient relic of alien biotechnology: the Scarab. When the Scarab suddenly chooses Jaime to be its symbiotic host, he is bestowed with an incredible suit of armour capable of extraordinary and unpredictable powers, forever changing his destiny as he becomes the superhero Blue Beetle.

Check out the trailer below:


A recent college graduate gains superpowers after merging with an alien scarab in Blue Beetle, making him one of the most powerful humans ever. Nonetheless, this thrilling picture is about a lot more than that. Ultimately, Blue Beetle is a tale about fate, accountability, and value. Above all else, it's the most passionately told story about family and heritage in DC cinematic history.

Grounded realism in the DC Universe

Blue Beetle is an excellent introduction to a lesser-known part of the DC Universe, and its unique selling point is the way these universal issues ground the hero and make his comic book world feel genuine. We may go further into this and discuss some of the most notable aspects if we so desire.

It's a spot-on depiction of the comic book character, who views his time apart from his loved ones as an opportunity to improve the world, beginning with them. In the role of Jaime, Maridueña infuses it with fire, resolve, and charisma, elevating it from the pit of despair that it could have been in the hands of an actor without her talent. Jaime slowly comes out of his shell until the last battle, when his belief in rescuing the day leads to some spectacular action sequences that captivate us emotionally; he is earnest without being humourless, has an easy smile, and exudes youthful vitality that rises in self-assurance with each scene. Even though it seems like a child's play for a superhero flick, Blue Beetle manages to make you root for him the whole way through.

Balancing fanservice and narrative progression in DC's Universe

The various heroes that DC has created over the years are an integral part of the DC Universe. A great example of that tradition that gets lost in the shuffle is Blue Beetle. Jaime Reyes becomes the third person in real life to wear the Blue Beetle mantle, much like in the books. Jenny Kord and Jaime's uncle Rudy provide glimpses into the Blue Beetle family tree throughout the film. When Jaime discovers a wider, more expansive world, he realizes that being the first in his family to graduate from college falls short of his expectations.

In addition to being a great example of fanservice for comic book aficionados, this helps advance DC's universe in ways that aren't complicated but are more intricate than just introducing new powers.

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