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 15 Lists We Are Compelled To Click On

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

I think by now you all know how I feel about comics blog ComicBookResource's soul-stripping rebranding to cbr.com (which is part of why it's taken me over a week to find the place to post this). However, in this modern world without any Booster Gold/Blue Beetle comics, I have to at least give them credit for reminding fans that a Blue and Gold pairing once existed and was awesome.

Visit cbr.com to read Matthew Stevens' deeply insightful "15 Superhero Buddy Movies We Want to See." I don't agree with his choice for number 1, but if there's any value to opinionated clickbait lists, it's that they generate some enjoyable, good-natured discussion between comics fans, right?
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 He's Awesome

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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 Batman, Harley Quinn and Booster Gold, Oh My!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Steven Palchinski calls my attention to this sneak peak of the upcoming DCE animated movie Batman and Harley Quinn. To see what this has to do with Booster Gold, advance the following clip to about the 8:30 mark.

A Bloodwynd reference? That's a deep cut!

Thanks, Steven.
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 No Booster Gold Movie Until 2022?

Monday, March 20, 2017

Last week, Variety film reporter Justin Kroll tweeted that Warner Brothers is willing to be patient while developing scripts for DC movies.

'With BATMAN likely shooting in 2018, WB still would like one more DC property to shoot this year other than AQUAMAN ... The 5 films being considered are SIRENS, FLASH, LANTERN, SQUAD 2 and DARK UNIVERSE. ... That said if scripts aren't ready to go, studio is content just shooting AQUAMAN this year till films are ready to go' @krolljvar 2017-03-16

Generally speaking, that's good news. Bad scripts make bad movies. However, if you read between the lines there, you might notice a particular DC property that is not being considered as a possibility for development in the near future.

Consider that

A.) Aquaman is the only DC property currently scheduled for filming,

B.) WB isn't releasing Aquaman until December 21, 2018 (at he earliest),

C.) based on past history, WB is unlikely to release more than 2 DC movies in a given year,

D.) WB has already prioritized the six properties most likely to follow.

We can draw this conclusion: the soonest we're likely to see a Booster Gold movie is 2022, and maybe not until much later. There's still talk of Cyborg, Shazam, Deadhsot, and Nightwing movies, not to mention a Justice League sequel. Are we eight years away from Booster Gold: The Movie?

In any event, later's better than never. At least by that time Booster's sure to have reappeared in the DCU again, right?
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 Booster Gold Movie Still in the Works

Friday, February 3, 2017

If you watched The Flash on Tuesday, you might have recognized its similarity to Booster Gold Volume 1, #18. (Russ Burlingame covered the details for Comicbook.com). In what I'm sure was completely unrelated news, after the episode aired, writer Zack Stentz announced on Twitter that he was leaving the show.

Naturally, this announcement stirred up the show's hardcore fans. Had Stentz been fired by Flash producer Greg Berlanti? Was there trouble behind the scenes?

Stentz headed off any potential gossip in a follow-up tweet.

Everything was totally amicable, I'm still writing Booster Gold for Greg & company, & deeply love the writers, cast, & crew. -- @musezack 1 Feb 2017

Flash fans might be sad to see Stentz go, but Booster Gold fans have to be bouncing with joy knowing that work continues towards the Booster Gold movie.

Godspeed, Zack!
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