– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Remember back in 2012 when “Avengers” was such a huge hit and we expected a prompt film lineup as a rebuttal from DC and Warner Bros.? Remember how that rebuttal took, like, an extra twenty internet years to come? Well gone are those days, for now it seems like we can’t go a week without a piece of game-changing DC news hitting the web. The latest bit of news come from The Tracking Board, and it isn’t quite what anyone expected.

According to the outlet, Warner Bros. is hard at work on a “superhero buddy cop” feature with DC characters Booster Gold and Blue Beetle. For this project, Greg Berlanti is at the helm, and unlike WB’s other fare, this film would not take the “dark and gritty” approach, but rather will focus greatly on comedy. As such, it makes perfect sense that the man responsible for shows like “The Flash” and “Legends of Tomorrow” would be taking control. The man has a more definite emphasis on fun the rest of DC’s lineup.

Though this isn’t something that happened overnight. WB has long since wanted the pair to show up, and for a while, it seemed that they would hit the small screen on The CW following “Smallville”s successful run. Some test footage was made nothing ever came of it.

If you’re unfamiliar with Booster Gold and Blue Beetle, you’d be forgiven. While they are fan-favorite DC characters, they aren’t exactly the most mainstream. Here’s what The Tracking Board had to say about them.

“Consider Booster Gold the DC universe’s equivalent of Tony Stark, as he’s known for brandishing a similarly sized ego and even a trusty robot companion. Among DC readers, Booster is beloved for his snarky attitude, flashy nature, and reputation for being a showboat – in fact, the fan-favorite character even has corporate sponsors.

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.

While in college, tech-genius Ted Kord took a job working for his Uncle Jarvis, whom he eventually discovers is a mad scientist, bent on conquering the world with an army of androids. In order to try and stop this, he goes to one ofhis professors, the original Blue Beetle Dan Garret, and asks for his help. Jarvis and Dan die in the ensuing battle, but not before Garret reveals his identity to him and makes Ted promise to carry on his legacy. Without Garret’s superpowers, Kord uses his many inventions to carry on the Blue Beetle name and fight crime.”

Now in all this, one of the bigger questions we have is whether or not this fits into the DCEU. After all, this seems like such a tonal shift, it almost looks like it wouldn’t fit. According to the report, they are planning on having the pair show up in a future “Justice League” movie, though it’s unclear if that means “Part 1,” “Part 2,” or beyond. DC and WB already have quite the full plate, so we don’t know when this pair would fit into things. Can we expect to see them after 2019, or will they pop up somewhere beforehand?

We’ll have to wait and see, but I’d say we’re more than overdue for a film schedule update from Warner Bros. Between this movie and the 1-3 Batman films on the way, I’d like to see just how they plan on fitting all this in.

What are your thoughts on a Booster Gold and Blue Beetle movie? Let us know in the comments down below!

SOURCE: The Tracking Board

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.