DC Arrowverse has found huge success thanks in no small part to Greg Berlanti, the man who brought us Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow. We probably can expect more DC heroes to have their own shows in the near future, but for now, Berlanti will be taking his talents to the big screen again. The creator of the Arrowverse is now writing and developing a Booster Gold film.
While the character seems like something out of left field, it really isn’t out of Berlanti’s wheelhouse considering most of the DC shows he has created focuses on the lesser known heroes. But there is a catch to this news. According to new reports, Booster Gold won’t be a part of the DC Extended Universe. More on the story below.
In an interview with Vulture, Berlanti confirms the news that Booster Gold isn’t connected to the DCEU. “As of right now we have no connective tissue to those worlds,” said Berlanti. What this means is that it will be separate from whatever is going on in the DCEU and will most likely not recognize the events of Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Justice League, The Flash, Aquaman, Cyborg, and The Green Lantern Corps. Which is a bit of unfortunate news to those who were hoping that the DCEU could be a bit lighter and sunnier than what Zach Snyder and David Ayer had to offer this past year.
Ironically the project came to life from the long-dead TV idea that Berlanti was working on with longtime producing collaborator Andrew Kreisberg. Eventually, the two talked to Geoff Johns, who is now the CCO of the DCEU, about bringing the character to life on the big screen.
Zack Stentz is on board as the writer to help flesh out the story. If you are not familiar with his name, then know that he is behind writing the second season of The Flash, and his big screen credits include X-Men: First Class and Thor.
It will be very interesting to see how Booster Gold can exist outside the DCEU. For those who don’t know, the character is from the future who became inspired to become a superhero after looking at displays of superheroes and villains at the Metropolis Space Museum. With the help of a robot named Skeets, he steals devices from the museum displays and a time traveling device from Rip Hunter to travel to our present time where his heroism is more for the glory than for the interest of the people. A character like this certainly deserves to be a part of the DCEU, but at the same time, that doesn’t mean that he has to be involved in whatever is going on in the DCEU. Given that he is more obsessed with the fame of being a hero than actually being one, I could see how his method may clash with fellow Justice Leaguers, but that doesn’t mean he can’t be a part of the same universe.
Maybe the script can change to have him connected to the DCEU or even take place in a city where there isn’t a heavy metahuman presence, away from prying eyes or Lex Luthor metahuman logos.
We will keep you up to date on the progression of the story.