Zack Stentz Confirms He’s Writing ‘Booster Gold’ Solo Film

Booster Gold

Zack Stentz is a name that has been associated with the superhero genre now since 2011 when he co-wrote the screenplay for Phase 1 MCU film Thor, as well as Fox’s soft-reboot/prequel X-Men: First Class with long time writing partner Ashley Miller. He followed it up recently when he wrote an episode of CW’s The Flash where he got the attention of executive producer Greg Berlanti. But it seems the success of Berlanti’s comic book TV-verse that includes a roster of heroes from Green Arrow to Supergirl isn’t enough and he wants to return to the world of cinema with Booster Gold and he’s bringing Zack Stentz along with him.

While having ‘real fights about fake movies’ on Screen Junkie’s popular online show ‘Movie Fights’ Stentz announced the news saying

“I am jumping into the DC Universe with both feet, and I am at least, until they fire me, I’m gonna be writing Booster Gold – for the big screen.”

You can check out Stentz’s confirmation below.

For those unfamiliar with the character, Booster Gold is time-travelling hero from the future, the 25th Century to be precise. Originally he travelled back to a contemporary Metropolis and flaunted his future technology to fight crime and with the aid of his knowledge of historical events was able to stop a number of disasters and villains. With an ego to rival Tony Stark’s his fellow heroes often struggle to even take him seriously but that didn’t stop Booster Gold from becoming a valued member of the Justice League in several renditions.

It will be fascinating to see what role Booster Gold will have in the DC Extended Universe and equally as fascinating to see what Stentz does with the character as taking characters considered perhaps a little campy or difficult to interpret on the silver screen is something of a specialty for him. Who would have thought a Norse god would play so well in a world of superheroes? And taking the X-Men to the swinging sixties? Not to mention his upcoming Power Rangers reboot. His name attached alone will be enough to get me in line to Booster Gold.

No dates have been announced as of yet.

Tommy Terry-Green

Tommy Terry-Green

Tommy is a Staff Writer at Heroic Hollywood from London, UK. He also co-founded GEEKSPACE and writes for Generation Comics.

  • Marquis de Sade

    I think dceu would be better served by tryin’ to figure out what went wrong with bvs instead of producing another disappointment in the makin’ LOL!

    • Chris Johnson

      Many people suggested that both GOTG and Ant-Man would be failures and that was proven false. The very same was also mentioned about Deadpool. Equally false. Why? Because people went in to see the films then decided AFTER they saw them…without any preconceived hate….if they enjoyed them or not. This is fair and many people were wrong about all 3 films as far as BO is concerned. I was never interested in GOTG and knew only a little about Ant-Man. Now, I’m a fan. You never really know anything for certain. This is also fair to say.

      When it comes to all things DC, you are never fair and you preconceive failure across the board, no matter who may or may not be involved. It would be reasonable to wait and see what comes of this, a film that hasn’t shot a single reel or hired a single actor, before declaring it a failure.

      • Marquis de Sade

        The glaring flaw in your cautionary tale, is the aforementioned are Marvel properties, which pretty much makes them a sure bet for success…Now the track record for the dceu (as of now) is doomed to disappoint, if not outright fail. Trust, there are no preconceived notions on my part.

      • JMMagwood

        Any thoughtful response is wasted on this thing. It’s here to troll DC fans more than anything else, for the moment.

  • SAMURAI36

    While BG isn’t one of my fave characters, I am interested in seeing what they do with him.

    • Marquis de Sade

      I would much prefer a solo adventure featuring MATTER-EATER LAD. LOL!

  • flavortang

    This is a dream come true. The fact that “Booster Gold movie” is actually a thing in progress is just mind-blowing to me. I never thought I’d see a Justice League movie, much less a Suicide Squad movie, or anything else in development for the DCEU.

    I hope Black Panther does really well so that WB will consider a live-action Vixen movie. I now await announcements for Doom Patrol, Blackhawks, Blue Devil, Metal Men, Lobo and Firestorm!

    • Carl

      I doubt you’ll see any of those movies get made except Lobo which they said is in the works already.

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  • Carl

    Wow a fun character! DC fans are on board too. I thought they all hated fun and humor? lol

    I’m excited. I wonder if this will push back other movies on the slate.

  • flavortang

    Such a great story here: take a guy from the 23rd century who is practically a god; a sports hero/celebrity and then dump him in the 21st century where he’s a nobody and has to EARN respect and the love of the people. He’s wandering around in 2018/2018/whatever year the movie releases, wondering why the women aren’t falling into his lap and there’s no paparazzi hounding him.

    If done right, Booster could be a Jack Sparrow-level anti hero who does everything for selfish reasons until the end. There’d be something for everyone: big sci-fi action, some time travel, the witty repartee between Booster and Beetle, other comic book-y/superhero stuff, .etc.

    If the movie does happen, the first shot I see of Booster and Beetle together on-screen, I’d going to nerdgasm. And there’s so much room for Easter Eggs in the 23rd century version of Earth as well, before bringing us to present day.

  • Wi Bo

    I’m so sad. I was enjoying the dark universe and the edgy feeling in DC movies. Well, good things never last with money involved. hopefully, they will try to make it cohesive but I have trusting issues with those guys.

    • flavortang

      I loved that tone for MoS and BvS, but like the detractors who dislike ANY kind of dour, dark, introspective superhero fare, that tone has to fit the story being told.

      Booster Gold/Blue Beetle have always been wise-cracking, quip-slinging wannabe ladies’ men and their stories have been buddy cop-style stories like Kiss Kiss Bang Bang or Lethal Weapon, which is why I think WB should get Shane Black to direct this.

      Not all superheroes are dark; comics, like all forms of media, have varying tones depending on genre and the storytellers. The people who thought all DCEU movies were going to be grimdark, both supporting and opposing, I just don’t understand them. The tones of each DCEU movie were always going to correspond with their respective stories.

      Justice League Dark will probably be in line with BvS. Booster Gold/Blue Beetle will be more in line with Lethal Weapon. Wonder Woman will probably be more tonally in line with 300. Aquaman will probably be like Game of Thrones, .etc.

      • Tommy Terry-Green

        I wasn’t really a fan of Iron Man 3 but I LOVE Shane Black and I absolutely love him as a choice to direct this! Apparently Berlanti wants to direct this himself which is fine but Shane Black doing it could make this something special! Excellent choice!

        • flavortang

          Yeah, I really didn’t like Iron Man 3, either, but that’s because there was too little IM in it. Shane was directing a movie that didn’t fit his strengths. A Blue/Gold movie, on the other hand, would rock.

  • jollybrah

    Can’t wait, Booster Gold is such a cool character and this movie has the potential to be fantastic.