Blue Beetle, the family-friendly DC Comics superhero film, has made its debut on home streaming platforms. Viewers can now buy or rent the movie digitally on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, and other video-on-demand platforms. The film, which is rated PG-13, will also be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K UHD digital on October 31 at various retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. Additionally, tickets are still available to watch Blue Beetle in theaters through Fandango.com.
To celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, AMC Theatres will offer $5 Fan Fave tickets for Blue Beetle at select locations in September. However, a streaming release date for Blue Beetle on Warner Bros. Discovery has not yet been announced.
Blue Beetle stars Xolo Maridueña as Jamie Reyes, a recent law school graduate who returns home to discover that his family is facing eviction. His life takes a drastic turn when he comes across the Scarab, an ancient relic of alien biotechnology that transforms him into the superhero, Blue Beetle. The film, directed by Angel Manuel Soto, also features George Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Bruna Marquezine, and Harvey Guillén.
The release of Blue Beetle comes after the end of the recent writers strike, which meant that the cast members were unable to have a traditional red carpet debut and publicity tour for the film. Despite this setback, the movie opened to an estimated $25.4 million in North America on August 18, surpassing Barbie for the top spot at the box office.
Director Angel Manuel Soto expressed disappointment over the missed opportunity for the cast to promote the film, stating that Blue Beetle is a groundbreaking movie that celebrates the culture of its characters and many other families. Soto believes that the cast deserves the spotlight that they have been denied.
Blue Beetle can currently be streamed online as a digital purchase for $24.99 or a 48-hour rental for $19.99 on platforms like Amazon Prime Video and Apple TV. It will be available on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K UHD digital on October 31 at various retailers. The movie is currently available for pre-order at a discounted price.
As for streaming on Warner Bros. Discovery’s platform Max, it is expected that Blue Beetle will be available to stream after the standard theatrical window, likely in November. Viewers who want to stream the film for free can do so by subscribing to Max’s Prime Video channel, which offers a seven-day trial. After the trial period, the cost of Max on Prime Video is $15.99 per month, in addition to the subscription fees for Prime membership or the standalone Prime Video service.
In conclusion, Blue Beetle is now available to stream on various platforms, and it will be released on physical formats later this year. The film has received positive reviews and was a box office success, despite the challenges faced by the cast members due to the writers strike. Fans can look forward to streaming Blue Beetle on Warner Bros. Discovery’s Max platform in the near future.