Despite very bad reviews so far, Warner Bros. appears to be dedicated to pressing ahead with their DC Comics movie adaptations. One of those upcoming adaptations, the Booster Gold movie, will offer some relief to fans who are tired of the dark tone of the DC Extended Universe, but the movie actually won't be part of the DCEU. The creative team behind the project recently revealed that Booster Gold will be its own thing.
Greg Berlanti, who produces The Flash and Supergirl and is developing Booster Gold for the big screen, spoke with Vulture about the upcoming adaptation. Berlanti was very candid about the topic when asked if Booster Gold would be part of the DC Extended Universe. Here is what he had to say about it.
"As of right now we have no connective tissue to those worlds. It'd be a separate thing."
So that may be a bit surprising, but also quite possibly the best thing for a movie like Booster Gold. Similarly to Deadpool, though with less cursing and bloodshed, the character is very different than any other DC Comics characters currently being adapted for the big screen. For those who may not know, Booster Gold is essentially a glory-hogging, time traveling superhero who uses his knowledge of the future to stage heroic events to make himself look good. That being the case, it seems like it would be fairly difficult to shoehorn in Easter eggs about Batman's dead parents.
That is not to say that Booster Gold could never connect to anything in the DCEU. A movie could certainly exist with no connective tissue and eventually find a way to connect anyway, as long as the movie doesn't deliberately overrule anything that currently exists in the DCEU. It all depends on how Berlanti and Warner Bros. view the project. It seems unlikely that Warner Bros. would rule out the idea of connectivity altogether, especially if the character winds up being a big hit. Also, Berlanti revealed that he is working on several DC Comics projects for Warner Bros. at the moment, and that he may even be directing Booster Gold, which has been rumored for quite some time. Here is what he had to say.
"I'm attached to a few films [at Warner Bros.] now, and one, Booster Gold, is a DC property. Zack Stentz, who wrote an episode of Flash last year, just got the job, so he's writing the script now. I'd probably direct that, or I would want to."
As Berlanti mentions in that last quote, X-Men: First Class and Thor writer Zack Stentz is currently writing the Booster Gold movie. There is no release date set for Booster Gold yet, but the project was originally being developed as a series for SyFy by Berlanti and the movie became a reality once the TV show fell apart. In a recent Reddit leak containing Warner Bros. DCEU rumors, it was reported that Warner Bros. was eyeing a February release date, similar to Deadpool, likely hoping to use that movie as a map for success. We will be sure to keep you updated as more details on the project become available.