DC Comic-Con Bag Reveals New Take on Batgirl and Blue Beetle Movie Costumes
We’re just weeks away from San Diego Comic-Con, the annual event that usually celebrates what’s going on in the geek world. The convention has often served as a showcase of what the future holds for DC Comics on the page and screen, and based on plans recently announced by Warner Bros. Discovery for the 2022 event, which will definitely be in the cards in some way. This will include an exclusive convention bag with artwork drawn by DC Creative Director and Publisher Jim Lee that highlights some of DC’s heroes in movies, TV and video games. The bag art, which you can check out below, features the titular characters from the upcoming bat girl and blue beetle movies, offering a new look at Leslie Grace’s Barbara Gordon/Batgirl and Xolo Maridueña’s Jaime Reyes/Blue Beetle in their superhero costumes.
Although Batgirl and Blue Beetle aren’t set to cross paths in the movies yet, Grace previously revealed that she reached out to Maridueña after being cast in her role.
“It’s almost a bit overwhelming and hard for your brain to catch up to the magnitude of what you’re doing and it almost feels like it’s happening in a vacuum,” Grace explained to Variety. “I was just like, ‘Oh man, I hope I can do this. Am I in the club?’ I almost felt like I had impostor syndrome the whole time. You want to earn your spot. But now that you mention it, I’m gonna slip in some DMs and ask “Hey, what was your experience ?” “
“I contacted Sasha Calle, who is Supergirl in the flash“, Grace continued. “I hope we can meet soon because we are part of the new generation. I contacted Xolo Maridueña, our Blue Beetle. He is really awesome. I’m so happy for him.”
bat girl should see JK Simmons reprising his role as Commissioner James Gordon, Michael Keaton reprising his role as Bruce Wayne/Batman, Ivory Aquino as Alysia Yeoh and Jacob Scipio, Rebecca Front, Corey Johnson and Ethan Kai in currently unknown roles. Blue Beetle, meanwhile, will also feature Susan Sarandon as Victoria Kord, Bruna Marquezine as Penny, Belissa Escobedo, George Lopez, Adriana Barraza, Elpidia Carillo and Damián Alcázar as Jaime’s family members, and Harvey Guillen in a currently unknown role.
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blue beetle is set to hit theaters on August 18, 2023. bat girl does not have a release date at this time.