‘Blue Beetle,’ the latest and second-to-last DCEU movie, was released last August, and as it was anticipated, the movie didn’t really do well at the box office. Despite positive reviews from critics and audiences (78% on Tomatometer and 92% on Audience Score on Rotten Tomatoes), the movie grossed only $120 million worldwide, which makes it the lowest-grossing DCEU movie ever, falling behind this year’s ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods,’ which grossed only $133 million.
Xolo Maridueña’s debut as the Blue Beetle received favorable criticism, and we can’t blame the movie for its commercial failure. It’s a fact that this movie was released at the worst possible time, and with everything going on around DC Studios and the ongoing strikes, this movie was never given a chance to succeed. Still, James Gunn previously said that he has plans for Maridueña’s Blue Beetle in the future of his DCU, so we can only wait to see if we’re going to see Maridueña in this role again.
Warner Bros. reveals release dates for Digital and 4K Blu-Ray releases of ‘Blue Beetle’
When a movie turns out to be a commercial failure, the studios usually release it not long after its theatrical premiere. In a newly released press release, Warner Bros. and DC Studios announced that ‘Blue Beetle’ will be available digitally on September 26, which is only 39 days after the movie’s premiere in theaters.
Additionally, it was also announced that the movie will be available to own on 4K UHD, Blu-Ray, and DVD on October 31. It’s still unknown when the movie will be released on the Max streaming service. You can read the press release down below:
- On September 26, “Blue Beetle” will be available for early Premium Digital Ownership at home for $24.99 and for 48-hour rental via PVOD for $19.99 SRP on participating digital platforms where you purchase movies, including Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, Vudu, and more.
- On October 31, “Blue Beetle” will be available to own on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and DVD. “Blue Beetle” will also continue to be available to own in high definition and standard definition from participating digital retailers.
The premium digital ownership, 4k UHD, and Blu-Ray releases will also feature special features, including ‘Generations: Blue Beetle,’ a 4-part making-of documentary.
‘Blue Beetle’ follows Jaime Reyes, who returns to his hometown, Palmera City, after graduating from Gotham Law University. Upon his return, he finds out that his family is in a tough situation due to financial difficulties. While looking for a job to help his family, Jaime eventually comes across the Scarab, turning him into a superhero known as the Blue Beetle.
The movie stars Xolo Maridueña, Bruna Marquezine, Adriana Barraza, Damián Alcázar, Raoul Max Trujillo, Susan Sarandon, and George Lopez.
Will you watch ‘Blue Beetle’ once it’s released digitally and on home media? If so, would that be a rewatch or your first viewing of the movie?