Blue Beetle is one of DC Comics' lesser-known superheroes, but has a passionate following among fans.
The upcoming Blue Beetle movie is the first-ever feature film to feature a Latino superhero as the lead character.
The movie will focus on the character of Jaime Reyes, a teenager from El Paso, Texas who becomes the Blue Beetle after discovering a mysterious scarab that attaches itself to his spine.
The scarab is actually an alien artifact that gives Jaime superhuman abilities and transforms him into the Blue Beetle.
The Blue Beetle has had several different incarnations in the comics, but Jaime Reyes is considered the most popular and recognizable version
The movie is being produced by DC Films and Warner Bros. Pictures, with Angel Manuel Soto directing and Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer writing the screenplay.
The character of Jaime Reyes was created by writer Keith Giffen and artist Cully Hamner, and first appeared in "Infinite Crisis" #3 in 2006.
The Blue Beetle has also appeared in several animated TV shows and video games, but this will be his first live-action feature film.
The Blue Beetle has a unique power set that includes flight, enhanced strength and durability, and the ability to create and control energy constructs.
The Blue Beetle is often compared to Marvel's Spider-Man, due to his teenage protagonist and insect-themed powers.