When it was announced back in May that DC Entertainment was working on a Booster Gold movie, with the man currently in charge of the CW’s Arrow-verse, Greg Berlanti, attached to the project, DC fans were over the moon.
Why? Because after Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice got a lot of flack for being too dark and no fun (among other things), it finally looked like DC had listened to some of the criticism laid at their feet by greenlighting a superhero movie featuring one of DC Comics' most fun characters, Booster Gold.
Back in March, DC Entertainment Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns hinted that the studio had some big plans for Booster Gold, and then in May it was revealed that Zack Stentz (Thor, X-Men: First Class, the new Power Rangers movie) had been hired to pen the screenplay and that Greg Berlanti would be involved with the movie, perhaps even sitting in the director's chair.
Of course, we all figured Booster Gold would be part of the DC Extended Universe. But a new story over at Vulture seems to confirm that our golden boy won’t breathe the same rarefied air as Henry Cavill’s Superman, Ben Affleck’s Batman, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Ezra Miller’s Flash, Ray Fisher's Cyborg, Jason Momoa’s Aquaman and the whole of the Suicide Squad. Wait. What?!? Here's the quote from Berlanti:
“As of right now we have no connective tissue to those worlds. It'd be a separate thing.”
Berlanti also explained that the project actually came from the Booster Gold TV show idea that he’d worked on with Andrew Kreisberg, which “never got off the ground.” It was after the show failed to take flight that Berlanti, Kreisberg and Geoff Johns started talking about producing a movie with the character.
What do you think? Are you disappointed to see that the Booster Gold movie won’t be part of the DCEU?