Another DC superhero is set to make his way to the big screen, but he won't be appearing alongside Ben Affleck's Batman or Henry Cavill's Superman.
Warner Bros. and DC are partnering together to bring the time-traveling superhero Booster Gold to cinemas in the near future. However, the previously confirmed Booster Gold film doesn't sound like it will be a part of the wider DC cinematic universe like Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice or the upcoming Justice League film are.
Via Vulture, Greg Berlanti, who is developing the film and possibly directing, says as of now that the Booster Gold film and DC film universe are separate.
"As of right now we have no connective tissue to those worlds," Berlanti says. "It'd be a separate thing."
Berlanti was originally involved as a producer on a potential Booster Gold television show, which eventually transformed into the current film project. Berlanti has served as a producer on DC shows like Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl, so he certainly knows his way around DC superheroes. The film is being written by X-Men: First Class writer Zack Stentz.
Perhaps it's for the best that Booster Gold won't be a part of the wider DC movie universe. The DC cinematic universe under Zack Snyder is dark, depressing and almost completely devoid of any humor or fun. Booster Gold, on the other hand, is more than a little goofy. He's a superhero from the future who uses his knowledge of future events to save the day ... and make himself look good at the same time. Over the years he has matured into a full-fledged hero in his own right, even becoming a member of the Justice League, but it's likely a solo film for Booster Gold would focus on his origin as a deeply flawed and self-centered hero.
Booster Gold hasn't seen much action in the comics lately. His last solo series came prior to DC's 2011 "New 52" reboot, though he has been seen from time to time since then. The character made his live action debut on Smallville, where he was played by actor Eric Martsolf.
Free from the shackles of trying to force the character to fit in the grim DC movie universe, it sounds like a stand-alone Booster Gold film could actually be something special. Now the only question is when we will be able to see it.