Booster Gold Film Will Be 'Separate' from DC Films Universe

Booster Gold is on his way to Warner Bros. in his own solo film, but not as part of the extended DC Films Universe. According to Greg Berlanti, who is developing the film and possibly directing it, "Booster Gold" won't be part of the same universe as "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" and the other upcoming DC Films.

"As of right now we have no connective tissue to those worlds," Berlanti told Vulture. "It'd be a separate thing."

The "Booster Gold" film, which will be written by "X-Men: First Class'" Zack Stentz, was confirmed back in May this year. Berlanti was previously involved with the character when he was producing a pilot script for a potential “Booster Gold” television series -- which is, coincidentally, where the inspiration for the film arose. Lately, he’s been tied up producing “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “Legends of Tomorrow,” “Supergirl” and the upcoming live-action Archie adaptation “Riverdale,” among other projects.

Even earlier in the year, DC’s Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns teased the return of Booster Gold, though he was careful not to indicate whether it would be live action or in the comics. “You’ll see [Booster Gold] very soon, and there’s talks about…there’s actually a lot of plans for Booster Gold, one of my favorite characters. But yeah, Booster Gold fans, you will definitely be happy with what we’ve got coming up in the years ahead.”

Created by Dan Jurgens for his self-titled series, Booster Gold went on to gain widespread recognition as a member of the “Justice League” and “Justice League International,” before going on to appear in Jurgens’ “Death of Superman” storyline. While he doesn’t currently star in a series, the character headlined his own book from 2007-2011, prior to the New 52 reboot. Booster has made one previous live-action appearance, portrayed by actor Eric Martsolf on “Smallville.”

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