Warner Brothers has a pretty ambitious schedule over the next couple of years in terms of bringing their dc Comics properties to the big screen. If all goes well, over the next five years, they will have at least ten films hitting theaters in an interconnected superhero universe similar to the one that Marvel Studios has developed, with several more projects currently in development. And now we have another potential movie to add to that list.
The folks at The Tracking Board are reporting that the studio is now developing a film based on the fan favorite pairing of superheroes Booster Gold and Blue Beetle.
Sources exclusive to The Tracking Board can now confirm that Greg Berlanti, the force behind the successful DC comics TV series Arrow and The Flash, will be heavily involved with this one, set to direct and executive produce.
Booster Gold, a time traveler from the future who travels to the pas, i.e., our present, in search of adventure, first appeared in 1986. Blue Beetle is one of DC’s legacy characters who has three generations of heroes who used the name. The Booster Gold/ Blue Beetle pairing that gained fan favorite status in the 1990s featured inventor Ted Kord as the man in the Blue Beetle mask. The Tracking Board’s report indicates that it will be the most recent character to take up the Blue Beetle mantle, Jamie Reyes who gets his powers from an alien artifact known as “The Scarab,” who will be making up one half of the partnership here.
This is not the first time that Berlanti has been involved with some of these characters. Previously, he wrote a pilot for a Booster Gold TV series for the SyFy Channel which never made it past the script stage.
What’s exciting about this news is that its “superhero buddy cop movie” tone which the film will be shooting for will perhaps lighten up the darker, more realistic tone that Warners appears to be going for with their upcoming DC Comics films Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice and Suicide Squad.