When Warner Brothers first proclaim their plans to launch a shared universe of movies based on their DC Comics properties, those plans were extremely ambitious. Not only did they announced multiple ‘Justice League’ films and solo installments for its various members, but several more obscure ideas. Included among those was ‘Booster Gold’ based on the narcissistic, time-travelling, fame-obsessed hero created by Dan Jurgens in 1986. Booster briefly headlined his own, more straightforward title before really growing to prominence during the “Bwah-ha-ha” era of the ‘Justice League’. He continues to regularly appear in DC Comics and has popped up in animated form on ‘Justice League Unlimited’, ‘Batman: The Brave and the Bold’, and ‘Justice League Action’ and even in live action on an episode of ‘Smallville’ portrayed by Eric Martsolf.
Greg Berlanti, who produces the DC Comics shows on The CW, has been shepherding the ‘Booster Gold’ movie for Warner Brothers. With the disappointing performances of WB’s DC movies (except for ‘Wonder Woman’), there have been shakeups behind the scenes and several projects have reportedly been put on hold or abandoned altogether. Considering that Booster Gold isn’t that famous a character, it would be logical for this to be one of those, but in an interview with The Wrap, Berlanti says that this film is still percolating.
“It’s still in development with DC. They’re trying to figure out both the distance that we still have to travel and how we want to execute it. [Another factor is] how it’s going to fit into their greater landscape… That’s really on them, they’re still kind of determining their order of business on that end… We have a draft with a writer I liked very much.
“If the studio is excited — it’s obviously their determination. We finished all the work we need to do on the draft, I would love to do something in that space. I’m still a little clueless on how movies come together. I show up to work every day and make the work as good as I can but then they call me and say, ‘We’re making it!’”
Presumably, the writer Berlanti mentioned is Zack Stentz, who was attached to the project. So WB has a draft of a script, but with all the behind the scenes shakeups, who knows if that will go anywhere?
Would you like to see a ‘Booster Gold’ movie?