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.
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.
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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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.
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.
Friday, September 16, 2016
It sure looks like Booster boosters aren't too bothered by last week's news that the in-development Booster Gold movie won't be part of the larger DC cinematic universe.
Last week's poll question: How do you feel about the Booster Gold movie not taking place in the Warner Bros DC Extended Universe? (76 votes)
I agree that it's more important that Booster Gold not be the next Green Lantern than whether the film will see a cameo appearance from Cyborg. Every movie should be the best story its creators can tell, not an excuse to sell action figures and Happy Meals.
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Friday, September 9, 2016
On Wednesday, Abraham Riesman reported the following for Vulture.com:
"As of right now we have no connective tissue to those worlds," [Greg] Berlanti said when asked if the movie would be part of the DC Extended Universe that already includes Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Suicide Squad .... "It'd be a separate thing."
Berlanti also indicated that the movie is an extension of the Booster Gold TV show abandoned by the SyFy network in 2012. He gives credit to Geoff Johns for rolling that canceled project into a theatrical movie. Johns recently told the Wall Street Journal that he is trying to make the cinematic DC Universe less "gritty and dark." (I think I owe Geoff Johns a drink.)
Back to the original topic: the Booster Gold movie is currently planned to be a stand-alone story with no connection to the larger Warner Brothers cinematic DC Universe. Whether you think that is good news or bad news probably depends on whether you're one of the people who helped Batman v Superman make $872 million.
Let's find out where Booster boosters stand.
This week's poll question: How do you feel about the Booster Gold movie not taking place in the Warner Bros DC Extended Universe? Please visit the Boosterrific Polls page to view results for this week's poll.
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Monday, August 29, 2016
CosmicBookNews has done their best to consolidate the latest DC Comics movie and television rumors. Number one on their list of hearsay:
1. Booster Gold is still in the works, treated more as a Deadpool February release film. No production date set.
Is this true? Who knows. The source is apparently reddit by way of 4chan, so I'll let you judge how much faith you want to put in that report.
What we can still be reasonably certain about is that Zack Stentz is working on a script. If I hear anything else through the grapevine, I'll keep you posted.
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