Yesterday, we brought you news that Warner Bros. was developing a Booster Gold film, with Zack Stentz writing the script and DC Television mastermind Greg Berlanti attached as producer. Turns out that rumor definitely holds water – in a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Berlanti himself confirmed the story:
“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.”
Berlanti’s desire to direct the film makes a lot of sense, as he’s been the creative force behind Arrow and The Flash, both of which have been well-received by critics and fans alike. But with Seth Grahame-Smith recently departing the big-screen version of The Flash, why not slot Berlanti into that role?
“No one’s discussed that with me, but I could never direct a Flash movie that Grant Gustin wasn’t the lead of. He’s my Flash.”
It’s safe to say that plenty of fans feel the same way, and it feels like Warner Bros. missed a major opportunity to link their cinematic and television universe by having Gustin – and Arrow‘s Stephen Amell – cross over to the big screen. But as intimately familiar as Berlanti has become with The Flash, surely he could offer up some advice to whoever takes the reins on the film version, right?
“We have three words above the door [of the Flash writers room]: heart, humor and spectacle.”
Seems like a solid foundation to me.
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