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Friday, August 18, 2023

Go See Blue Beetle

The Jaime Reyes Blue Beetle movie officially opens today. I keep seeing online that people are A) surprised that such a movie even exists, and B) predicting it to flop. Neither of those sentiments makes a bunch of sense to me because B) who doesn't obsessively pay attention to superhero movie news? and B) why would anyone cheer for any movie to flop?

Anyway, for those of us Booster boosters hoping for any sign of our favorite superhero in Blue Beetle, well, I haven't seen the movie yet myself, but I'll say that early reports are not encouraging.

And then there's this article at, an interview with director Ángel Manuel Soto:

"We always thought about this before James Gunn came in, but the fact that James Gunn loves Booster Gold and wants to do something with Booster Gold," Soto says. "We've always been setting up Ted Kord through the daughter, through the conversations and disappearance. Having that mid-credit scene is cool because we don't have to promise nor deny the possibilities of this collaboration."

"Neither promise nor deny" is never encouraging. I think this makes Soto a "Booster Tease."

So be forewarned: don't go see Blue Beetle expecting to see Ted Kord or Booster Gold. Go see it for all the Easter eggs (like the Bug!). Or go see it to send a message to Warner Bros that there's an audience for a sequel that (hopefully) pays off the very brief, very late mid end credits scene.

Or, maybe, go see it because you want to see it. That's such a crazy idea, it just might work.

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Monday, January 25, 2016

Animating Booster Gold

Batman: Bad Blood is the latest direct-to-video release by DC Animation. Eric Francisco interviewed Batman: Bad Blood director Jay Oliva for, and what he had to say might surprise you.

Francisco: What else can we expect in the future of DC Animation? What other books are you guys are looking to adapt?

Oliva: We do the Justice League continuity then Elseworlds, so there's a lot of things. I'd love to do Gotham by Gaslight. Even in this [Justice League] continuity, I'd love to do a Batwoman/Wonder Woman movie, based on that story. I thought it was a fantastic pair-up, you know? Or I'd love to go back and do a Flashpoint sequel or prequel.

Francisco: I'm going to shout out two random DC things and ask if there's going to be a movie: Constatine. Are we going to see an animated Constantine?

Oliva: Hopefully. I love Constantine, he's one of my favorite characters. I'd love to get [series lead Matt] Ryan back to do it, I thought he was great. [But] like I said, there's a whole list I'd love to do. I'd love to do Booster Gold, that would be a fun movie.

Damn right, that would be a fun movie.

So that's the director of a DC Animation movie saying on the record that he'd love to make an animated Booster Gold movie. That certainly doesn't mean it is happening, but so long as it remains a possibility, I'm not giving up hope.

You can read the whole interview on

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