Greg Berlanti Confirms His Involvement With BOOSTER GOLD Movie
The other day we learned that Warner Bros. was moving forward with development of their Booster Gold movie. DC TV writer and producer Greg Berlanti (Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow) has been rumored to be involved with this project for awhile now. His name was first brought up when a rumor hit that he was going to direct a Booster Gold and Blue Beetle team-up movie. It was recently reported that Berlanti was attached to the project as a producer and that he might jump on board as the director. It was also reported that Zack Stentz (Thor, X-Men: First Class, Power Rangers) was brought on to write the script. Well, Berlanti has just confirmed that this is all true. He told THR:
“I’m attached to a few films [at Warner Bros.] now, and one, Booster Gold, is a DC property. Zack Stentz, who wrote an episode of Flash last year, just got the job, so he’s writing the script now. I’d probably direct that, or I would want to.”
There’s no mention of Blue Beetle being involved, but there’s always a chance that he could be. It would make complete sense to have a movie in which Booster Gold and Blue Beetle team up for a crazy adventure. Regardless of how they handle the film, it’s going to be very different from the dark and dreary DC movie universe that Zack Snyder has created. This will be more of a light-hearted comedy action adventure.
For those of you not familiar with Booster Gold here’s a description:
Booster Gold, AKA Michael Jon Carter, was a football hero and celebrity in the 25th Century who became publicly disgraced after he was caught gambling on his own games. With his reputation tarnished, Carter stole super-powered relics from the past and traveled back in time, with the plan to become a famous superhero. Though he began cocky, Booster eventually became a real hero.
Jamie Reyes is a teenager from El Paso, TX who, one night, fused with a piece of alien technology called the Scarab that was sent to Earth from an ancient cosmic race. The Scarab gives its host extraordinary powers and becomes a suit that equips the user with the ability to fly and a slew of other powers. The technology was sent under the guise of helping budding civilizations, but the Scarab’s true mission was to slowly overtake the host’s consciousness and take over the world. Due to damage from the journey, the technology and its powers fuse symbiotically with Reyes–with Reyes’ consciousness intact. Reyes then uses the suit to fight crime as the Blue Beetle.
Booster and Blue Beetle frequently partner up in the comics and are close allies, often pulled into more comedic shenanigans. The dynamic duo are also members of the Justice League and are being planted now to appear in a future JL movie down the road.”
It seems like WB is very serious about this project. I don’t know how exactly it will fit in with the studio’s current slate of DC films, but maybe it will just stand on its own. Not everything needs to be interconnected. In fact, I’d much rather this Booster Gold film be its own thing.