Blue Beetle is full of Easter eggs, each to the character’s historical past and the DC universe-at-large. With the film’s intriguing placement as a stopgap earlier than the brand new DCU begins, it implies that any element, reference, or nod might unlock hints in the direction of DC Studios’ plans lengthy earlier than we formally hear about them from co-CEO James Gunn.
We’ve already watched Blue Beetle a number of instances now, scouring each body from Palmera Metropolis to Kord HQ to convey you a number of the largest particulars from not solely DC, but additionally extra obscure Easter eggs from wider popular culture.
Are you prepared? Listed below are 13 of the most important Blue Beetle Easter eggs – simply in case you missed them.
Spoilers for Blue Beetle observe. You could have been warned!
Blue Beetle Easter eggs
OMACs are the brainchild of Victoria Kord. Basically a bunch of people augmented by cyborg enhancements, the One Man Military Corps is launched initially of Blue Beetle, with Victoria Kord wanting to seek out the Scarab so she will harness its energy for her personal private military.
OMACs are additionally current in DC’s comics, most prominently within the Infinite Disaster crossover sequence. Its most well-known cohort is Buddy Clean, created by Jack Kirby within the mid-Seventies.
Ace Chemical compounds
We will see the Palmera Metropolis skyline at varied factors within the film, however most notably when Jaime and his sister look out on the playground of the elite from their humble house.
Among the many indicators on the buildings – as first seen within the preliminary Blue Beetle trailer – is an Ace Chemical compounds brand. The corporate, infamously, has ties to the Joker’s origin – with the Clown Prince of Crime falling right into a vat of chemical substances on the Gotham facility.
One other blink-and-you’ll-miss-it reference in Palmera Metropolis is a point out of LexCorp, the constructing based and owned by one Lex Luthor.
The Indestructible Man
Blue Beetle villain Conrad Carapax is best identified by one other title within the comics: The Indestructible Man. His powers are related within the film, with Carapax’s personal power being bolstered by a purple cybernetic swimsuit.
Jaime Reyes is seemingly a pupil at Gotham Legislation, coming back from his first semester in the course of the film’s first act. He’s additionally sporting an orange hoodie bearing the title of his alma mater.
Bruce Wayne (and his alter ego Batman) are referenced a few instances throughout Blue Beetle. The primary is throughout a Spanish-language information report taking part in within the Reyes house, one the place the title ‘Bruce Wayne’ is clearly talked about. Batman is namechecked later within the film, being known as a “fascist” by Rudy.
The Man of Metal additionally will get a shoutout in Blue Beetle. After Jaime Reyes learns how you can fly, he’s in comparison with Superman – who may also leap buildings in a single sure.
Finishing the listing of Justice League alumni talked about in Blue Beetle, The Flash is talked about – particularly because the protector of Central Metropolis. It’s implied that Jaime can perform the same function to the Scarlet Speedster in his personal hometown.
This one could possibly be a attain however, hey, the digital camera lingers on it too lengthy so it appears kinda suspicious. The grocery store close to the Reyes’ home known as Mercadito Soto. The director is Angel Manuel Soto. Coincidence? Presumably. We similar to to assume the director snuck in a bit reference to his household title, which is cute.
The second Blue Beetle, Ted Kord, is referenced all through the DC film. Lengthy thought lifeless, his legacy is carried on by his daughter Jenny – on the behest of his sister Victoria.
His HQ is discovered below the Kord household property, whereas his iconic swimsuit design is seen within the hideout. The character, created by Steve Ditko, was launched in 1966. He’s killed by Maxwell Lord within the mid-2000s and, regardless of being introduced again to life, is slowly phased out in favor of the third Blue Beetle, Jaime Reyes.
As revealed within the Blue Beetle post-credits scene, Ted Kord is alive and nicely – and will quickly turn out to be a part of the DCU.
Blue Beetle Ship
Ted Kord’s Blue Beetle ship additionally makes an look, with the Reyes household utilizing it to breach the compound the place Victoria Kord has held Jaime captive within the film’s last act.
‘The Bug’ first appeared in Captain Atom #86 in 1967.
The primary Blue Beetle, predating each Ted Kord and Jaime Reyes, was Dan Garrett. Like with Kord, we will see his costume within the Blue Beetle base. It’s revealed in Blue Beetle that Garrett’s powers handed on to Kord after his demise. The preliminary iteration of the character was first launched approach again in 1939, in Thriller Males Comics #1.
El Chapulin Colorado
How’s this for a deep lower? The superhero present that Rudy watches – which incorporates a costumed crusader with ‘CH’ on his chest – is an animated model of El Chapulin Colorado, the wildly widespread Mexican comedy sequence from the ’70s. It’s featured alongside different widespread recreation exhibits and telenovelas as Jaime’s uncle flicks by the TV channels.
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