Blue Beetle’s Director Explains About Blue Beetle Post-Credits Scene, And One Other DCU Project
While having quite a slow start, Blue Beetle still topples Barbie at the box office this week, with $25.4 million worldwide. The film also gains favorable reviews from both critics and the audience, thanks to the heartfelt family dynamics between Jaime Reyes and his family, and the well-done Latino representation throughout the story.
While the overall story is simple and doesn’t feature any major twist, the film has two post-credits scenes, one of which gives away a shocking reveal that could lead to a potential Blue Beetle 2 in the future.
Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, the film’s director, Ángel Manuel Soto, shared with the audience his insight about Blue Beetle’s promising post-credits sequence, which reveals one major character of the franchise, and how another future DC Universe show could explore more about the particular character.
#1. Ted Kord is set to return in Blue Beetle 2, or a future DCU title.
While the movie itself is one of DCEU’s last installments, James Gunn has already confirmed that Jaime Reyes will be an integral part of his new DC Universe. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, director Ángel Manuel Soto spoke about the character’s role and potential in the rebooted DCU, and about the character revealed in the post-credits scene, Ted Kord.
In the movie, Ted Kord is the former president of Kord Industry, who’s also Jenny Kord’s father and the second-generation Blue Beetle. Unlike Reyes and Dan Garrett, Ted wasn’t chosen by the Scarab itself, so he opens a secret lab under the Kord Estate in the suburb of Palmera City, and uses his own technology and creations to fight crimes.
Ted later suddenly went missing after his wife’s passing, and is deemed dead by Jenny and Victoria, with the latter replacing his position as the Kord Industries’ leader. However, in the post-credits scene, a distorted voice emerges from the secret lab under Kord Estate, revealing that Ted Kord is actually alive.
This detail opens up many potentials for the sequel to explore, as now we’ll have not one, but two Blue Beetle in the scene, with completely different skill sets.
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#2. What Soto has to say about Ted Kord’s survival.
However, even if Blue Beetle 2 doesn’t come to fruition under any circumstances, both Ted Kord and Jaime can still return to the DC Universe with the upcoming TV show Booster Gold, a part of James Gunn’s new DCU in Chapter One, “Gods and Monsters”. Director Soto has the same idea, and in his interview, he spoke about how the upcoming series can help unveil Ted Kord’s disappearance.
“We all love Ted Kord and Booster Gold, and knowing that James Gunn also has plans for Booster Gold, it felt like the right thing for us to continue with. Ted Kord is still alive, he's somewhere out there in the universe, and whatever the future holds for our hero is open to interpretation,” said the director.
“So, whether that is Booster Gold or Ted Kord or if it is both of them [together], the possibility exists and it is something that we want to entertain.” He added.
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#3. How Booster Gold series can introduce Blue Beetle to the DC Universe.
With Jaime Reyes’s Blue Beetle already confirmed by James Gunn to be a part of the new DC Universe, there are many ways for the character to make his return to the franchise. Booster Gold’s best known for his close friendship with Ted Kord in the comics, so the TV series could help explore Ted’s mystery in the most natural way possible, while also setting up the two characters’ partnership in the DCU.
Even if Ted decides to step down from the role and pass the mantle to Jaime, seeing Jaime’s dynamic with Booster Gold would still be an interesting scenario for DC fans.
#4. Is there any other way for Blue Beetle to appear in the DCU?
Other than Booster Gold, Blue Beetle could also make his return in the much-anticipated Superman: Legacy in 2025. With the movie already consisting of a wide barrage of superheroes such as Hawkgirl, Guy Gardner’s Green Lantern, and Mister Terrific, it wouldn’t be a surprise for the audience to see Jaime Reyes making a cameo role at the end.
Therefore, even if Blue Beetle 2 won’t happen due to the prequel’s underperformance at the box office, the Latin superhero can still appear in the DCU in more ways than one. Ted Kord, the previous Beetle, could also be introduced to the scene in the same manner.
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