‘Booster Gold’ Movie Will Not Take Place in the DC Extended Universe

By September 7, 2016
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Earlier this year, it was revealed that DC was developing a long-rumored Booster Gold movie from DC TV producer and genius, Greg Berlanti, with Thor and X-Men: First Class screenwriter Zack Stentz penning the script for the film. Considering how much work Berlanti has put into making the DC TV Universe truly great as well, the news that he would be working on a film adaptation for such a light-hearted, fun character was more than welcomed by fans.

However, one of the biggest questions from the announcement was whether or not the Booster Gold film would be existing within the same film universe as Batman v Superman and Justice League is, especially considering the different tone that the property inherently has from some of the other DC properties populating for the DC Extended Universe right now.

While recently speaking with Vulture though, Berlanti revealed that currently, the Booster Gold film is going to be set in a separate universe than the DCEU:

“As of right now we have no connective tissue to those worlds. It’d be a separate thing.”

Berlanti also added that the idea for the Booster Gold film came after a TV series for the character “never got off the ground,” and while many fans had thought that the film might be separate from the other DC movies right now, this still comes as a bit of a bummer to be honest.

With a slate of movies coming out over the next few years including Shazam!, Wonder Woman, The Flash, and Green Lantern Corps, the thought of the DCEU adding in Booster Gold as a kind of crazy, strange franchise of its own was an exciting one, and yet another way to continue diversifying their range of film franchises. After all the success he’s had with the properties on TV though, this doesn’t decrease our level of excitement for the Booster Gold film in any way.

Alex Welch

Alex Welch

Alex dreams of meeting a girl with a yellow umbrella, and spends too much time* staring at a movie screen. His vocabulary consists mostly of movie quotes and 80s song lyrics. *Debatable