Exciting news emerging from Warner Bros. today with The Hollywood Reporter telling us that the studio is indeed developing a Booster Gold movie, with The Flash‘s Zack Stentz in line to write and possibly direct.
Kevin Smith and Mark Bernardin kicked the rumor mill into high gear during their most recent Fat Man on Batman podcast, where Zack Stentz made a guest appearance and indicated that he was currently attached to a tentpole DC property. Fast forward a mere 24 hours and THR posted an interview with DC producer Greg Berlanti (Arrow), who confirmed that a Booster Gold film was in fact beginning to make some headway in development.
First up, Berlanti began by revealing that Zack Stentz is currently working on the script, before assessing his own chances of directing the eventual movie.
It’s never even really come up. Peter [Roth, president of Warner Bros. TV] knows how much I love the characters, and I like being part of this universe in any way that they’ll all allow and are interested in me being a part. That’s the truth. 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. But I don’t see my cup as limited. I actually think some of the stuff we get to do on the TV side is richer, deeper and more like the true comic books in the sense that you’re always able to explore a new thing the next week and the stories grow wider and wider.
I definitely want to direct more. Film directing’s a lot like showrunning. The thing that I probably enjoy the most and also am the best at in whatever art form I’m working in is being the protector of the emotional experience of the audience. Also, I’m a dad now, and I’m starting to think about my life differently in terms of how much time I’m going to have. When you direct a film, you have a couple years between movies, and I’d have more time to be with my family.
So, there you have it; Booster Gold is finally beginning to gain a sense of momentum. In the past, Nathan Fillion has long made it clear that he would snap up the chance to portray Michael Jon Carter. But much like Berlanti’s chances of directing, it rests in the hands of Peter Roth and the rest of the Warner Bros. brass.