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Wednesday, November 15, 2017
In case you missed it, the movie Justice League is opening this week. In cross promotion of the event, Entertainment Weekly's Darren Franich interviewed Justice League International co-creator J.M. DeMatteis.
EW: How did the specific tone of Justice League International develop?
JMD: No one ever said to me when we started, "Oh, we're doing Funny Justice League." It just evolved naturally. The more we went along, the more we realized that what we had on our hands was a superhero sitcom. But we never set out to do that. The minute you sit down and think, "I'm going to be funny," you're probably screwed.
Around the same time, I was writing "Kraven’s Last Hunt," which is as dark a Spider-Man story as has ever been written. I wasn’t thinking, "Now I'm doing this in clever contrast, we are answering the grim and gritty stories with our version of light and happy!" We just followed the characters. Keith [Giffen] would write the plots and set up these situations, I would start writing the dialogue, and the characters would start talking to each other. Beetle and Booster really created that team, not us.
Shh! Don't let Booster hear you say that. He'll get a big head!
You can read the whole interview at EW.com. (And you can see Justice League in theaters Friday.)
Friday, September 8, 2017
The average movie fan may recognize Tom Everett Scott's face from his debut in That Thing You Do! or his more recent Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul.
However, Booster Gold fans are more likely to recognize Scott's voice. He played our hero in animated episodes of Justice League Unlimited and Batman: Brave and the Bold (including "The Greatest Story Never Told").
Earlier this week, Gwen Ihnat interviewed Scott for The A.V. Club.
AV Club: How many kids do you have?
Tom Everett Scott: I have two kids. I have a daughter who's 17. She's in 12th grade, and then I have a son who's 12. He's in seventh grade.
AVC: Do they still talk to you?
TES: They still talk to me. One of them is trying to talk to me right now.
I mean, I've done some things that have kept me on their good side certainly. Like my daughter got to meet Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. So she was pretty excited about that, but I've got to keep doing stuff like that or I'm dead.
AVC: Like playing Booster Gold on Justice League? And your Air Buddies appearances—is that for your kids?
TES: Yeah, absolutely. I've been able to do stuff that they can enjoy. The Air Buddies movie stuff. It's been great for that. I'm playing a lot of dad roles these days. And Booster Gold is so much fun because that's one of my favorite jobs—sitting around a recording studio with really talented voice actors. They're so good and they're all doing multiple characters in these episodes. I'm allowed to only do Booster Gold. I don't have much range. I wanted to play other characters. They just wouldn't let me.
AVC: Because you're just nailing Booster Gold!
Seconded! I like Diedrich Bader on Justice League Action, but Booster Gold will always sound like Tom Everett Scott to me.
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
DC's August solicitations, released Monday, don't show any signs that Booster Gold will reappear in the DCrU anytime soon (other than the reprint of Booster Gold/The Flintstones Special to be included in the DC Meets Hanna-Barbera trade due September 20).
However, in an interview with Terrence Sage, Dan Jurgens gives us a reason to hope:
Sage: For the last question, people are wondering and trying to figure out when will we see Booster Gold under your pen again?
Jurgens: I keep looking for a good spot to sneak Booster in here and there and I have a couple of thoughts about where and when it'll work best. Obviously, I have a lot of love for the character, but when he shows back up I want it to be in a meaningful spot.
Later is better than never, I guess.
You can read the whole interview at Comicosity.com.
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.
Monday, February 6, 2017
If you think about it, we owe the longevity of our hero to the success of 1987's Justice League reboot which launched 30 years ago yesterday.
Although Dan Jurgens created a unique and endearing character in Michael "Booster" Carter, it was the character's inclusion in J.M. DeMatteis and Keith Giffen's reboot of DC's flagship team (and specifically his relationship with Blue Beetle) that cemented Booster Gold's place in the DCU. Without the JLI, Booster Gold probably would have faded to the same sort of neverland as other lesser known DC characters like Geo-Force or Blue Devil.
In celebration of the anniversary, the Irredeemable Shag interviewed DeMatteis for a very special edition of the Justice League International: Bwah-Ha-Ha Podcast. The writer admitted that Booster Gold held a unique place in the series.
Shag: Favorite JLI members. Give me like two or three.
DeMatteis: Well, Beetle and Booster for sure. Because in so many ways, they're the heart and soul of the book. ... I love the banter, and I love that we continued to play with them.
We love it too!
You can find the whole podcast interview, which covers the JLI from their inception, through their name changes, and into the year 3000, at fireandwaterpodcast.com.
Something tells me we'll still be celebrating the JLI when it's 60th anniversary rolls around. In every medium, great entertainment endures.
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