With some heavy digging on the consistency what surrounds DC’s time jumping superhero of the future, Booster Gold seems to be happening sooner than we may think he is. Like Deadpool when it comes to cult popularity (only not as popular), Booster Gold is the comedic “hero” in DC’s arsenal that shows up as comic relief is some story lines, but gained his fanbase with his humor and non-hero like actions i.e. staging events that allow him to look like extra heroic for the sake of fame.
Co-creator of shows like Arrow, Supergirl, and The Flash, Greg Berlanti has recently confirmed that DC and Warner Bros. are developing a Booster Gold movie that takes place within the DCEU (DC Extended Universe). The current writer for the project is Zack Stentz, whose work is credited as co-writer of Thor and X-Men: First Class. Not a bad resume for a writer taking on a lighter DC character like Booster.
Berlanti, in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, had this to say about his possible involvement with the project(s) at DC and Warner Bros. and his possible assistance with films for WB/DC:
It’s never even really come up. Peter [Roth, president of Warner Bros. TV] knows how much I love the characters, and I like being part of this universe in any way that they’ll all allow and are interested in me being a part. That’s the truth. 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.
As most of you know, I don’t talk about TV much here, and it’s not because I think TV is evil, but for reasons like this. I have watched enough of Arrow and The Flash to know that they are definitely not as brooding as DC’s films, but even with Booster being a more lighthearted and comedic character, I don’t want the film to be a mockery of itself. I’d never object to having him be a consultant on the film, but directing it seems like a forced situation. We need directors for these films that are quality film makers, not saying he isn’t, but at this point, we need more James Wan’s directing these solo films.
The tone is set for the DCEU and even though its darker than what fans were expecting, it’s better to stay consistent and fix the storytelling flaws that plagued it’s last film (BvS). That doesn’t mean “no fun allowed”, but it does mean, don’t try too hard to get people to like you DC/WB. All we need is cohesive stories and well developed characters, and if characters like Booster Gold or Shazam or Lobo do that for you, I’m in.