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DC superhero Booster Gold getting his own movie from Greg Berlanti

09.07.2016

Greg Berlanti is currently the guru producer behind the CW superhero shows (like FLASH and ARROW), and...the GREEN LANTERN film. However, it seems that the Movie Gods have given Berlanti a second chance in the superhero film world, only this time as director of a BOOSTER GOLD feature film.

Booster Gold is a semi-obscure hero whose popularity has been growing steadily (thanks in large part to an extended cameo in the JUSTICE LEAGUE: UNLIMITED animated series and his close relationship with Blue Beetle in the comics). He's an air-headed, comedic superhero with a somewhat unique origin. You see, Booster Gold was originally a janitor at a superhero museum in the 25th Century, who steals a super-suit and uses a time machine to travel in the present and seek glory. Through the run of the comics, personal tragedies force him to become the hero he only originally pretended to be. 

That seems like a decent set up for a superhero movie - asshole gloryhog becomes actual hero (even if it's somewhat reminiscent of Tony Stark's arc). However, as Booster Gold is a DC hero, will his somewhat goofy origin and comedic persona work in the grim-'n-gritty DCEU? 

No! At least, that's what director Greg Berlanti says. In fact, he straight up said in an interview with Vulture

As of right now we have no connective tissue to those worlds...It'd be a separate thing.

This is somewhat surprising to hear, as more light-hearted superheroes, namely FLASH (with a script outline by 21 JUMP STREET'S Phil Lord and Christopher Miller) and SHAZAM (a movie about a ten-year-old kid who can transform to a superhero) are both going to be in-continuity. 

However, SUICIDE SQUAD began out-of-continuity (as was SHAZAM), so how long this sticks will remain to be seen. I personally would like to see him in-continuity, because I think one of the best things about comic-books is contrast: magic alongside super-science, dark brooders next to shining paragons, mythical creatures palling around with aliens, etc. So I think having Booster Gold in the midst of an ostensibly dark, gritty world would be fun, and you could do a lot with that contrasting of personalities. But that's just me.  

There is no release date as of yet, but Berlanti and a fellow FLASH TV show writer are working hard on the script.

So any Booster Gold fans out there? And if so, you guys excited for the new film? 

Extra Tidbit: Booster Gold made his first live-action debut in an episode of SMALLVILLE.
Source: Vulture

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10:11AM on 09/08/2016

Please, not Berlanti

He's in charge of every damn TV shows and with Flash having a bad second season, none of them are good anymore. Find somebody else.
He's in charge of every damn TV shows and with Flash having a bad second season, none of them are good anymore. Find somebody else.
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8:56PM on 09/07/2016
Keith Giffen needs to write the script, or at least provide "breakdowns", Ted Kord/Blue Beetle gets introduced at the end setting up a sequel of "Bwa-ha-ha" proportions.
Keith Giffen needs to write the script, or at least provide "breakdowns", Ted Kord/Blue Beetle gets introduced at the end setting up a sequel of "Bwa-ha-ha" proportions.
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7:05PM on 09/07/2016
I've never heard of him but, based on that description, I wish I had. He sounds very cool. This movie needs to either be connected to the D.C.E.U. or the ARROW-verse (unlikely, I know). Otherwise, what's the point? As The_Soloist said, the connection doesn't have to be that obvious and, like the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, he doesn't have to appear in another movie/show from the universe immediately.
I've never heard of him but, based on that description, I wish I had. He sounds very cool. This movie needs to either be connected to the D.C.E.U. or the ARROW-verse (unlikely, I know). Otherwise, what's the point? As The_Soloist said, the connection doesn't have to be that obvious and, like the GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, he doesn't have to appear in another movie/show from the universe immediately.
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9:01PM on 09/07/2016
Watch JLU "The Greatest Story Never Told". It's a perfect introduction to the character (although it plays him as a real hero, not a janitor who stole a suit). If they make a movie like that episode, it will make serious money.

Here's a link to where you can watch it. [link]
Watch JLU "The Greatest Story Never Told". It's a perfect introduction to the character (although it plays him as a real hero, not a janitor who stole a suit). If they make a movie like that episode, it will make serious money.

Here's a link to where you can watch it. [link]
6:13PM on 09/07/2016
2 hours of Booster Gold handling crowd control? I'm in!
2 hours of Booster Gold handling crowd control? I'm in!
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5:25PM on 09/07/2016
Blue Beetle (Ted Kord) limited edition storyline from the 80s was awesome. Rather see a movie based on that.
Blue Beetle (Ted Kord) limited edition storyline from the 80s was awesome. Rather see a movie based on that.
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4:21PM on 09/07/2016
I do hope that the film would take place in the DCU, but maybe just use the film like Marvel did with Guardians; in the same universe, but just focused on its own story without using too many other references and/or Easter eggs to rely on.

And after watching The Nice Guys, I think Ryan Gosling would make a for a perfect Booster Gold.
I do hope that the film would take place in the DCU, but maybe just use the film like Marvel did with Guardians; in the same universe, but just focused on its own story without using too many other references and/or Easter eggs to rely on.

And after watching The Nice Guys, I think Ryan Gosling would make a for a perfect Booster Gold.
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4:19PM on 09/07/2016

Can't wait for the scenes that go nowhere

Horrible director, like one of the worst. Will Booster be in a CG costume and look like cardboard too? Will he have a nephew in scenes that literally have no point. Will he flirt with his sister and other relatives? Probably.
Horrible director, like one of the worst. Will Booster be in a CG costume and look like cardboard too? Will he have a nephew in scenes that literally have no point. Will he flirt with his sister and other relatives? Probably.
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3:44PM on 09/07/2016

It's a shame Pratt is already Star Lord....

This would be a PERFECT fit for him. It might be a vehicle to get Armie Hammer back into bigger movies. Casting will be key because the character will belly flop if he's not absolutely perfect for the role. But judging from his TV projects, Berlanti is a great choice to direct it.

I think it would be a mistake to not use the JL world though. What's the point if Gold's problem isn't that he's not a hero that's unneeded in this world?
This would be a PERFECT fit for him. It might be a vehicle to get Armie Hammer back into bigger movies. Casting will be key because the character will belly flop if he's not absolutely perfect for the role. But judging from his TV projects, Berlanti is a great choice to direct it.

I think it would be a mistake to not use the JL world though. What's the point if Gold's problem isn't that he's not a hero that's unneeded in this world?
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