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Blue Beetle Reportedly 2nd Longest DCEU Movie After Zack Snyder’s Justice League

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Zack Snyder’s Justice League has been one of the best movies to come out from Warner Bros. Pictures in recent years, not only that, it’s literally 242 minutes of pure Snyder magic. Now another DC movie, Blue Beetle, will be following ZSJL‘s footsteps in the runtime section.

Despite ZSJL being lauded as a massive improvement upon Joss Whedon’s Justice League, it’s also received a lot of slack for its 4-hour-long runtime. Blue Beetle will be the next movie on DC’s list that plans to emulate a long runtime too, but would it be wise for DC to go ahead and take the risk of adding extra minutes into the movie?

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Jaime Reyes in the comics

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Blue Beetle Reportedly 165 Minutes Long

Blue Beetle is set to be the 14th addition to the DC Extended Universe’s vast array of movies. The movie will star Xolo Mariduena alongside Bruna Marquezine in a story based on the character of the same name from DC Comics.

It follows Jaime Reyes, a Mexican-American teenager who gains superpowers after being grafted to the Blue Beetle scarab that provides him with a powerful suit of blue alien armor.

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The live-action Blue Beetle suit

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One of the more notable facts about the movie, as reported by Big Screen Leaks on Twitter, is that the movie is set to be 2 hours and 45 minutes long-

The source however also mentions that the runtime for the movie has not been finalized yet as the movie still sits in post-production.

If these sources are proven to be true, the movie will be second in line after Zack Snyder’s Justice League in terms of how runtime. ZSJL runs for a whopping 242 minutes, which means about 4 hours! Snyder surely had a lot of ground to cover following his departure from the 2017 version.

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Blue Beetle’s Future Is Safe

WB’s decision to cancel the highly anticipated Batgirl movie back in August still rings in our minds, Leslie Grace was perfect for the movie. The cancellation was also followed by the shelving of more than thirty TV shows on the HBO Max streaming service- originals or not.

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Blue Beetle in the comics

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It would only be worrying for fans of the upcoming Blue Beetle movie to worry about not being able to see the movie at all. There’s no need to worry though, as the director has good news!

The director of the movie, Angel Manuel Soto, confirmed that WB’s studio execs are in full support of the movie’s release during an interview with NPR-

“I’m not going to lie. There was concern, anger, fear at first. They told me not to worry, the film has their full support.”

That’s quite relieving to hear, as the fear of the movie being binned was rational. If WB can throw away a $90 million movie just like that, they won’t hesitate to do it to a $120 million movie.

Blue Beetle is set for a theatrical release on August 18, 2023.

Source: CBR

Written by Sang Tonsing

Sang is working as a content writer for FandomWire. He has written over 100 articles for the entertainment website by reporting on the latest news in the pop culture industry- whether it be on the latest Marvel flick or a groundbreaking DC update. He has previously worked for LeftOye as a content writer too, working on over 150 articles. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Political Science at Delhi University