Spidey, Spawn, Booster & Domino Updates

Several upcoming superhero projects have had updates today ranging from potential production start dates to shooting locations and contractual obligations.

First up producer and director Greg Berlanti has offered a brief update on the “Booster Gold” comic adaptation at Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films. The project has seemingly stalled in the development stage in the last year or so, and this week he tells The Wrap it’s still alive (but just barely): “It’s still in development with DC. I wrote a draft, they’re trying to figure out both the distance that we still have to travel and how we want to execute it.”

Next up, THR has a profile piece on actress Zazie Beetz which confirms that her role as Domino in the “Deadpool” sequel is just the first of a three-film contract she signed with Marvel and Fox – suggesting her character will be integral to the franchise going forward. One of the films is almost certainly the proposed “X-Force” film which could begin filming by year’s end.

Third, Production Weekly reports that the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” sequel begins production on May 19th with filming to take place in New York, London, Venice, and Prague. The news follows on from reports of both European agents and a James Bond-esque femme fatale appearing in the sequel.

Finally, “Spawn” creator Todd McFarlane says that the upcoming reboot of his franchise is targeting a May start date reports Omega Underground. Blumhouse Productions is producing the remake which McFarlane will write, produce and make his directorial debut on. McFarlane has previously indicated the film is going to be: “dark and heavy, serious, R-rated. It won’t be a superhero movie.”