Could Booster Gold be getting a movie, after his Syfy series failed to make it to the pilot stage?
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, DC's Legends of Tomorrow executive producer Phil Klemmer ruled out the possibility of Booster appearing in the show's first season -- and suggested that there's something greater in store for Rip Hunter's famous father.
“I wish I could tease a Booster thing but, you might have to wait a good long while at least on our show,” said Klemmer. “Perhaps Booster is being groomed for bigger things."
THR followed up with speculation that Booster could be featured in a movie -- which isn't the first time the rumor has circulated.
Long before Suicide Squad was announced, comics-industry news and gossip site Bleeding Cool claimed that the Squad was one of a number of smaller DC properties being groomed for feature films. The idea, at the time, was that top-tier Justice League members could have the blockbusters with $200 million budgets, while lesser-known DC properties could provide fodder for relatively inexpensive mid-budget action films that would help keep the DC brand alive without necessarily laying out the $300 million-plus that Disney is currently spending to make two Marvel movies a year.
Later, ComicBook.com heard very similar things, but we didn't have anything beyond what Bleeding Cool had already heard, or a secondary source to corroborate it. That THR has made this remark, though, lends it some additional credence given their place in the film industry.
It wasn't long after that report that serious buzz about Suicide Squad started to pop up, although other titles on the list -- Booster Gold, Deathstroke and Team 7 -- all seemed to quiet down. Still, with the initial report seemingly vindicated and the Booster Gold TV project seemingly on indefinite hold, maybe revisiting it is worth a look.
Also of note: Booster being "groomed for bigger things" is almost verbatim what has been repeatedly said about Ted "Blue Beetle" Kord, Booster's best friend and longtime crimefighting partner both inside the Justice League International and out. Opinions will likely differ on whether that means the pair could both have movies under consideration, share a movie currently under consideration, or whether that's just the go-to explanation for characters DC has on ice.
For your Booster/Legends of Tomorrow fix, though, both Klemmer and executive producer Marc Guggenheim suggested reading Time Masters: Vanishing Point by Dan Jurgens and Norm Rapmund, a 6-issue miniseries leading into the Flashpoint event which heavily featured Booster, as well as fellow not-likely-to-appear-on-The-CW heroes Superman and Hal Jordan.