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Friday, April 28, 2017
One bit of Booster Gold movie-related news seemed to get people really excited this week. Several sources called my attention to this interview promoting the upcoming the direct-to-video The Marine 5: Battleground at Uproxx.com:
Bill Hancock: I know you love being the Marine, you love playing this character. If WWE Studios came to you and said, "You can do whatever you want to do with a movie," what would be your dream project?
The Miz: My dream project? I mean, I think anyone's dream project right now is how amazing the Marvel/DC comic book era is really coming together and really blowing up the scene. Anytime you have a movie, it's breaking records, it's doing great things, so obviously I'd want a Marvel character.
Obviously, Deadpool is already taken and Ryan Reynolds did an absolutely fantastic job. That was always my dream role ever since I saw the video game seven years ago, I was like "Oh my god, I want to play this guy!" But, Ryan Reynolds took it and knocked it out of the park and did an absolutely incredible job, so I can't fault him at all. But I think anyone would want to do Marvel or DC, maybe WWE can combine with them and do something, but you never know.
BH: So if Deadpool's taken, do you have a top comic book character that you’d like to play?
Miz: Yeah, I mean a lot of the main ones are kind of taken. I've always wanted to play Booster Gold. Do you know who he is?
BH: Yeah, I know who Booster Gold is.
Miz: So that would be pretty fun.
BH: That would be perfect for you.
Miz: Haha, thanks.
While I am pleased that there are actors out there who know who Booster Gold is and are eager to play him, I think it goes without saying that anyone would want to play Booster Gold if they knew who he was. It's the role of a lifetime! Whoever is ultimately cast had better clear a space on his mantle shelf for his inevitable Best Actor Oscar.
I have to admit that I have no idea if The Miz would be "perfect" in the role. Honestly, I have no idea who The Miz is. (Sorry. I'm old. I stopped paying attention to wrestling when Andre the Giant died, and both John Cena and I decided one Marine was enough for us.) But judging by my mailbox and the speed with which this interview shot around the Internet, the man obviously has a bucket full of fans who are quite giddy with anticipation at the possibility.
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