With three movies down and at least half a dozen more on the way, the DC Extended Universe film initiative is powering forward critics be damned. Yet there will be one film based on a DC Comics hero that will NOT be a part of that shared world – “Booster Gold”.
Back in May came the first announced that a film version was in the works, a project which follows a cocky man from the future who steals high-tech equipment, travels back in time, and seeks fame and fortune as a present day superhero. At the time, “Flash” and “Arrow” producer Greg Berlanti was developing the film with an eye to direct.
Speaking with Vulture this week, Berlanti confirmed that the character will not be sharing the same shared universe as Ben Affleck’s Batman and Henry Cavill’s Superman: “As of right now we have no connective tissue to those worlds… It’d be a separate thing.”
Berlanti also revealed that the project emerged from a long-dead “Booster Gold” TV show idea and collaborator Andrew Kreisberg worked on but ultimately didn’t make it. After that, they got in touch with DC CCO Geoff Johns when the film talk came up and so “Thor” and “X-Men: First Class” scribe Zack Stentz came onboard to tackle the script.