The Flash's Berlanti Confirms Involvement in Booster Gold Movie


The Flash and Supergirl executive producer Greg Berlanti has confirmed rumors that he is currently involved in developing a feature film based on DC Comics superhero Booster Gold.

This comes on the heels of yesterday's speculation that Zack Stentz would write the film -- an idea that came out of piecing together clues from Stentz recent interview on Fat Man on Batman. Stentz, yesterday's rumors held, may both write and direct the film instead, leaving Berlanti more time to work on his many television projects, including Riverdale, which starts up at The CW in the fall. Early rumors were that Berlanti would direct the film, and it sounds as though he hasn't stepped completely away from that idea yet.

"I'm attached to a few films [at Warner Bros.] now, and one, Booster Gold, is a DC property," Berlanti told THR. "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."

Stentz is best known for his work on X-Men: First Class and Thor. He's got a new Power Rangers movie coming to theaters soon as well.

Rumors started to swirl months ago that Berlanti would direct and produce a Booster Goldmovie featuring Blue Beetle as either a supporting character or co-lead, depending on who you ask. While the biggest rumors centered on a Booster Gold/Blue Beetle buddy movie, earlier reports said that Booster Gold was planned as one of a number of mid-budget DC Comics movies based on lesser-known properties including Suicide Squad.

In the comics, Booster Gold is a disgraced athlete who steals a time machine and some superhero equipment to travel back in time and become a celebrity. Ultimately his journey from laughingstock to hero includes, among other things, fathering a child -- Rip Hunter, the inventor of time travel in the DC Universe and one of the leads in DC's Legends of Tomorrow.