Just yesterday, rumour broke out that Thor and X-Men: First Class scribe Zack Stentz was working on a Booster Gold film for Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe. Now, DC television producer Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, Supergirl) has confirmed that story, and his own rumoured involvement in the project.
In a new interview with THR, Berlanti confirmed that Warner Bros. is moving ahead with the Booster Gold film, and that Stentz is on scripting duties:
“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.”
Despite his work on The Flash television show, Berlanti says he has no interest in stepping into the director’s chair for the upcoming film, which recently lost helmer Seth Grahame-Smith.
“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.”
He does, however, have a piece of advice for whoever does take on that job:
“We have three words above the door [of the Flash writers room]: ‘Heart, humor and spectacle.’ If you’re going to do something like The Flash, part of what made Barry Allen so great was that he was this guy in the middle of all these superheroes who couldn’t believe that he was there, and he loved it. It was the first comic book character who made me cry. He died in Crisis on Infinite Earths saving everybody, and he was the last one anyone expected to save everyone, so inherent in this character was this heartbroken sadness and sacrifice, but at the same time this joy. That duality is something I’ve really latched on to in a lot of what I’ve done. This is the only Flash I’d know how to do.”
If there are three words that sum up Booster Gold, they are heart, humor, and spectacle, so while Berlanti may not be the man to take on The Flash film, Booster Gold‘s big screen debut appears to be in good hands.