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Friday, October 2, 2015

I Don't Do Fan Casting

After four years of teases that there's a live-action Booster Gold project in the works somewhere in Hollywood, we still don't know who might actually play our hero on screen.

This past weekend, Russ Burlingame made a list of potentials for Burlingame rightly points out that most of the actors we fans would like to see in the role are actually much older than the character himself.

Hollywood has never had a problem with old actors in young parts. Gary Cooper and John Wayne almost always played characters meant to be ten or more years younger than their real-world ages. This is largely a matter of logistics: where are you going to find an actor that has time to both hone his craft and build a widespread fan following by the age of 24?

That said, I have no idea who will be playing Booster Gold. I don't even know who should be playing Booster Gold. I trust most casting directors to be able to find someone I'd never think of. So long as the role doesn't go to Shaquille O'Neal, I think I'll be okay.

Skeets, on the other hand, has to be Martin Freeman.

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Castling Booster Gold

Look who says he wants to play Booster Gold!

Fillion wouldn't be my first choice, but probably only because he'll always be Captain Hammer to me.

Footage comes from a Firefly panel at Wizard World Chicago by way of

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Monday, January 5, 2015

He Would Know Best

While I was on vacation, Kevin Maguire, the artist most closely associated with the Bwah-Ha-Heyday of Booster Gold's time with the Justice League International, recommended James Franco for the role in the movies. He'd cast Franco's pal Seth Rogan as Beetle.

I could see @Sethrogen and @JamesFrancoTV as Blue Beetle and Booster Gold. They already have the deepest bromance in movies today.
— Kevin Maguire (@maguirekevin) December 30, 2014

While I don't normally post fan casting here at, I figure if anyone has the right to say who would fit the role, it's the artist most associated with the character (after Dan Jurgens, of course). Franco's a brunette, but he's a dedicated actor who once cut off his arm for a role. I'm sure he wouldn't object to a little hair dye.

Maguire didn't stop with just Blue and Gold, however. He went ahead and cast his ideal JLI movie roles. You'll find the complete list at Comic Book Resources.

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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Creative Casting

Futures End was all we talked about yesterday, as we were excited about the possibility of Booster Gold getting his own comic. As much as I enjoy Booster Gold, Batman Beyond, and time travel stories, Futures End still strikes me as too derivative for its own good. But then again, the whole New 52 seems like an overlong, carelessly Elseworlds story to me, so I'm guessing I'm just not the target audience.

Last week's poll question: What is your reaction to this weeks spoilers for FUTURES END? (36 votes)

What is your reaction to this weeks spoilers for FUTURES END?

Now for something completely different. Captain America 2 has made a mountain of money for Marvel Studios. Why does the public seems to like Marvel movies more than DC movies? Could it be because of stars like Chris Evans? You know, that guy sure would make a good Booster Gold.

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Friday, December 9, 2011

The Second Best Around

Probably no surprise following his golden performance in Smallville, but Eric Martsolf garnered the best response in last week's poll. Even if he doesn't land the role (and I can't really imagine that he'd want to leave Days of Our Lives for a shot at a series on ScyFy), he'll always be television's first live-action Booster Gold and have a place in our hearts.

Last week's poll question: Who would you like to see cast as Booster Gold? (42 votes)

Who would you like to see cast as Booster Gold?

In a poll two weeks ago, I asked you to choose your favorite Booster Gold comic from among the books with the best fan ratings here at This week, I'm asking you to choose your favorites from some of the books that have earned my personal highest ratings. No matter which you vote for this week, there are no losers in this bunch.

[If you need your memory jogged, here are the links to the issues in question: Booster Gold, v1 #18; Justice League #4; Justice League Quarterly #1; Superman, v2, #74; 52 Week 15.]

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