Blue Beetle crawls into TVs and mobile screens Tuesday with its home streaming debut.
The family-friendly DC Comics superhero film starring Xolo Maridueña is now available digitally to buy or rent through Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV and other video-on-demand platforms. Rated PG-13, Blue Beetle will be released to buy on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K UHD digital on Oct. 31 at Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart and other retailers.
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Tickets are still available to watch Blue Beetle in theaters via Fandango.com, and AMC Theatres will offer $5 Fan Fave tickets for the film at select locations in September to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month. Warner Bros. Discovery has not yet announced a streaming release date for Blue Beetle.
Maridueña stars as Jamie Reyes, a recent law school grad who returns home to find his family facing eviction. His life changes forever when he unexpectedly comes into possession of the Scarab, an ancient relic of alien biotechnology that transforms him into the superhero, Blue Beetle. Directed by Angel Manuel Soto, the film also stars George Lopez, Susan Sarandon, Bruna Marquezine and Harvey Guillén.
Blue Beetle was one of the major superhero films to premiere during the writers strike (which ended Monday), as well as the ongoing actors strike, meaning the castmembers had to forgo the usual star-studded red carpet debut and publicity tour. It took Barbie‘s top spot at the box office when it debuted Aug. 18, opening to an estimated $25.4 million in North America.
“It’s heartbreaking,” Soto previously told The Hollywood Reporter of his cast not being able to promote the film. “This is their moment. We’ve never had a [studio superhero movie] that celebrates our culture, with characters who look like my family and many other families out there. So it’s a shame they cannot have the spotlight that they deserve.”
Below, keep reading to find out everything else there is to know about how to stream Blue Beetle online.
Where to Watch Blue Beetle Online
Blue Beetle is now available to watch online as a digital purchase for $24.99 or 48-hour rental for $19.99 on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV and other streaming on-demand platforms. It will be released Oct. 31 on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K UHD digital at Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart and other retailers, and is currently available for preorder at a discount.
When Will the Blue Beetle Be Streaming on Max?
The Warner Bros. Entertainment film is expected to land on Warner Bros. Discovery’s subscription streaming platform Max after the standard theatrical window, making it likely that the Blue Beetle could be available to stream by November.
Those who want to stream Blue Beetle for free will be able to do so with a new subscription to Max’s Prime Video channel, which offers a seven-day trial. After the first week, Max on Prime Video costs $15.99 per month in addition to the subscription fees for Prime membership ($14.99 monthly or $139 annually) or the stand-alone Prime Video service ($8.99 per month).
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