The dynamic duo, Booster Gold & Blue Beetle get a director
The DC Extended Universe (their version of the Marvel Cinematic Universe) is reportedly bringing the superheroes Booster Gold and Blue Beetle to the big screen.
Arrow, The Flash and Legends of Tomorrow showrunner Greg Berlanti will produce a feature film teaming Blue Beetle and Booster Gold, The Tracking Board reports.
Meanwhile, Heroic Hollywood claims comic book movie vet Zak Penn (Marvel’s The Avengers, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men: The Last Stand, Elektra) will write the script.
Over the past few years there have a lot of talks going on about creating a standalone Booster Gold movie but DC seem to ditch the idea every single time. Now, they have finally decided to give the team of Booster Gold and Blue Beetle a shot at the cinema.
Booster Gold is known to be a glory-seeking showboat from the future, using knowledge of historical events and futuristic technology to stage high-publicity heroics. Although over a period of time, he suffers personal tragedies which make him a true hero and not a gimmick he used to be before. His reputation for his antics always came in his way from becoming a publicly embraced superhero. Booster Gold is also a member of the Justice League.
Booster Gold’s son is Rip Hunter, the Time Master who is at the center of Berlanti‘s forthcoming CW series DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Syfy had originally optioned Booster Gold for a series, which never made it to pilot. Legends of Tomorrow producer Andrew Kreisberg was to have written the script and produced the series.
The Blue Beetle, AKA Ted Kord, is akin to Marvel’s Ant Man — a scarab-infested scientist who takes over the suit after a predecessor dies, fights crime with special technology, athleticism, and his high IQ.
Booster Gold and Blue Beetle frequently partner up in the comics and are close allies, often pulled into more comedic shenanigans. The dynamic duo are also members of the Justice League and are being planted now to appear in a future JL movie down the road. The new film will contrast itself from the movie studio’s previously uber-serious comic book releases, relying on humorous storytelling and comedic interactions between the two heroes.
Very recently, Nathan Fillion went viral after telling an audience at Wizard World Chicago that he would like to play Booster Gold.
A release date has not been fixed by DC Universe yet.