Geoff Johns has uploaded some stills from the live action screen test of Blue Beetle that he Tweeted about earlier in the week. This is what he had to say on the DC Universe blog:
I feel very fortunate to have been a part of Blue Beetle’s introduction way back in INFINITE CRISIS. I’ve said it before, but thanks to the BLUE BEETLE series launched by Keith Giffen and John Rogers with a great design by Cully Hamner, Jaime Reyes rocks. Great character, great story, great look. He’s already appeared in animation, had action figures and right now he’s on my computer in live-action glory. I have an early special effects test that has been floating around of what his armored scarab-suit could look like. This isn’t final. This isn’t greenlit. It’s only a test that was done. We still have a long way to go to see if we can get this off the ground and a lot of people to jump on board…but check out some stills:
Johns also added that DC will be showing this clip at San Diego Comic-Con in several DC panels.
My initial thoughts on the costume? While it looks cool, it’s got kind of a Power Ranger vibe. Although I’m sure the transformation looks outstanding in the screen test video. I guess we’ll have to see. I am just excited that something like this was even done. It bolds well for the future of DC properties, and that in itself can’t be too bad.