Back in September, it was rumored about there potentially being a Booster Gold and Blue Beetle team-up movie in the works with THE FLASH creator Greg Berlanti at the helm as director. It's been a good eight months since then, and things seem to have gone radio silent.
However, yesterday, a new episode of Kevin Smith's "Fat Man on Batman" web series was posted, wherein he had writer Zack Stentz on as guest. Stentz was there mainly to talk about his writing of the most recent episode of THE FLASH, which Smith directed. During the interview, he talks about how his involvement came during a lull while working on another project with Greg Berlanti. Berlanti offered him a job to write an episode of THE FLASH. Stentz went on to say that working on THE FLASH would help him get back into TV mode, which seemed to imply that whatever project he was working on was a feature film.
Yesterday, Birth.Movies.Death's Devin Faraci posted that he'd been hearing some rumors that Stentz is, in fact, working on a Booster Gold movie for WB, and that the bits and pieces of news pulled from the "Fat Man on Batman" by Cleats and Capes episode all seem to support what he's heard.
And finally, earlier this morning, Greg Berlanti himself, in an interview with THR, revealed that a Booster Gold film from writer Zack Stentz is definitely in the works. Here's what he had to say.
"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. But I don't see my cup as limited. I actually think some of the stuff we get to do on the TV side is richer, deeper and more like the true comic books in the sense that you're always able to explore a new thing the next week and the stories grow wider and wider."
So no word yet as to whether or not Berlanti will end up as a director (though it sounds like he really wants the gig), but given his current involvement in the project, it seems safe to assume he'll at least end up in a producer or executive producer role on the film -- if not director.
The big question to come out of this, however, is "when would this film happen?"
DC and WB seem to have their plates quite full with the current schedule for their Extended Universe, which you can check out below.
- SUICIDE SQUAD - August 5, 2016
- WONDER WOMAN - June 2, 2017
- JUSTICE LEAGUE PART ONE - November 17, 2017
- THE FLASH - March 16, 2018
- AQUAMAN - July 27, 2018
- UNTITLED DC FILM - October 5, 2018
- SHAZAM - April 5, 2019
- JUSTICE LEAGUE PART TWO - June 14, 2019
- UNTITLED DC FILM - November 1, 2019
- CYBORG - April 3, 2020
- GREEN LANTERN CORPS - July 24, 2020
As you can see, on the slate, we have two untitled DC films, but considering the trend, it is very possible that one will be filled with a standalone Batman film from director Ben Affleck, and that the other could be a SUICIDE SQUAD sequel -- though the latter is probably also pending the success of the first movie, which is due out this August. Is there room for a Booster Gold movie in this lineup?
While these schedules look very pretty on screen, it can't be forgotten how malleable it all is. Following the underwhelming reception to BATMAN v SUPERMAN, rumors seem to be flying all around that WB is looking to change things up substantially. Throwing a Booster Gold film into the mix could definitely go towards making that happen, as his showboating personality is a stark contrast to what we've seen in the DCEU so far.
They definitely already have good talent for it. Greg Berlanti has proven his salt among fans with his CW series, and Zack Stentz already has films like THOR and the new POWER RANGERS flick under his belt.
What do you think of the report that a Booster Gold film is in development? Let us know in the comments down below!