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‘Better than Black Adam for sure’: Dwayne Johnson Gets Trolled After DC’s ‘Blue Beetle’ Trailer Scores Epic Response From Fans

Dwayne Johnson Gets Trolled After DC’s ‘Blue Beetle’ Trailer Scores Epic Response From Fans

The trailer of DC’s new film Blue Beetle dropped last week and is already garnering lots of discussions online between fandoms. The film promises to be a quirky and fun origin story of the titular superhero who will also be the first Latin superhero of DC. Blue Beetle follows the plotline of a teenager named Jamie Reyes from El Paso who comes into contact with the extraterrestrial Blue Beetle Scarab, which attached itself to the base of his spine, giving him a variety of powers including speed, strength, and flight.

The Blue Beetle
DC’s Blue Beetle will release in August 2023

The trailer contains a lot of hints about what to expect in this origin story and the other characters that make up the narrative. Amid the expectations for the film, DC fans have also taken to social media to dig up and decimate earlier films in the franchise like Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam and Zachary Levi’s Shazam! 2 which did not find favor among audiences and critics.

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Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam Gets Trolled after Blue Beetle Trailer Drops

Blue Beetle is the latest film from the DC franchise that will introduce a new origin story of a DC Comics superhero. The trailer of the film that dropped online on 3rd April has received thousands of views with keen-eyed DC fans analyzing the clip multiple times to derive clues about the narrative. Apart from responding favorably to the trailer, netizens took to social media to talk about their hopes for the film and to also compare it with failed DC films like Black Adam and Shazam! 2.

Black Adam
Dwayne Johnson in Black Adam

With Dwayne Johnson and Zachary Levi failing to set the box office on fire with their films, all eyes will now be on young Cobra Kai actor Xolo Mariduena to see if he can bring credibility to DC with Blue Beetle.

Also Read: Who is Blue Beetle – Cobra Kai Star Xolo Mariduena’s DCU Superhero Powers Explained

Blue Beetle Runs Into Controversy

Despite the trailer of Blue Beetle enjoying positive responses from DC fans, the film has run into a bit of trouble due to a controversial statement by one of the characters. The comment which was made by veteran George Lopez’s character involved him calling one of DC’s greatest superheroes Batman, a fascist towards the end of the trailer. Following this, netizens immediately took to social media to express their displeasure about the statement especially since it was made against an iconic superhero like Batman.

George Lopez
Actor George Lopez’s character made a controversial comment about Batman in Blue Beetle

Another section of fans disagreed and supported the film and the statement by saying that these comments that were made in a lighthearted fashion must be taken at face value and understood as an effort at humor. In addition, the presence of seasoned actors like George Lopez and Susan Sarandon has already got fans excited about what’s in store in Blue Beetle.

Blue Beetle will release in theaters on 18th August 2023

Also Read: “I would have to consider it”: Chris Pratt Teases DCU Debut After Cobra Kai Lead Xolo Mariduena Dazzles as Blue Beetle in First Trailer

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Written by Sharanya Sankar

Sharanya is a mom, bookworm, and cinephile. Having completed her Masters degree in Journalism and Mass Communication, writing is one of her passions. When she is not running behind her 11 and 9 year old, she spends her time watching and blogging about movies. She enjoys a range of genres from Indian mass entertainers to Hollywood and world cinema. Her interests also include analyzing pop culture in movies and music.