Sorry guys, some video from the Blue Beetle live action test footage was part of an SFX showreel for rommel S Calderon went live on YouTube for a few minutes along with Alvin & The Chipmunks and Ben 10, until it was suddenly pulled down seconds ago, before I had time to download it.
UPDATE: It’s back up. Fifty seconds in. After chipmunks. Ooh look, there’s some Wonder Woman as well.
The footage, showing the back scarab scene and the standing scene was all of five seconds long, but it was enough to cause a furore, clearly.
Of course, some of you who saw the images and the footage did see a certain simularity between this;
The latter is a scene from the Yowser Yowser Yowser video for Gyratory System directed by comic book writer Alex De Campi that was popularised on the sci-fi and tech sites a couple of months ago, and made on a budget of $500. Something tells me the Blue Beetle footage may have cost a little more.
And yes, this is mostly an excuse to run this video again…
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