An excerpt from the upcoming film focuses on this extraterrestrial artifact that holds a central place in DC comics comics.
A brand new excerpt from Blue Beetle has just been put online and tells us more about the “Scarab”, this cosmic artifact that will give overpowering powers to Jaime Reyes (Xolo Mariduena).
While the young man shows his family that the “Scarab” is now part of him, Jenny Kord (played by the Brazilian actress Bruna Marquezine) explains the object and defines it as “some kind of world-destroying weapon” that belonged to his father, Ted Kord. The “Scarab” chooses the person he wants to associate with.
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In the DC comics, this “Scarab” is called Khaji Da.
It was made by the “Reach”, a civilization of alien conquerors who take over planets for profit. Millennia ago they came into conflict with the Green Lantern Corps – and were not defeated. According to legend, the “Scarab” eventually came into the possession of Pharaoh Kha-Ef-Re, who used its powers to help rule his kingdom, defending his people from evil. What is known for certain is that the object was buried with Kha-Ef-Re when he died, safely in the tomb of the Pharaoh. Over the centuries, thousands of people died trying to take possession of it, but the “Scarab” remained intact, resting on the sarcophagus of Kha-Ef-Re.
It remains to be seen what the DC fillm will take up this official mythology. It could be a bridge to the launch of Green Lanternsalready planned in the DC Universe under construction at James Gunn.
Until then, Blue Beetle will be released in theaters on August 16, 2023 in France.