This makes our little fanboy hearts beat really, really fast…
We’re hearing that Greg Berlanti, the producer behind TV’s Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl, is about to land in the DC Movie Universe in a big, big way.
Rumour on the mill is that Marvel’s Zak Penn, who penned the stories for, among others, Avengers and The Incredible Hulk (as well as X2 over at FOX) is considering making the jump to DC to pen a script for a – and I can’t believe I’m writing this – Blue Beetle and Booster Gold movie which will be directed and produced by, you guessed it, Greg Berlanti.
Seriously, this is so cool.
The heroes will get a standalone movie that is being touted as a ‘superhero buddy movie’ and will be very much a movie with comedy tones, very different from Man of Steel and the appearance of Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad… we’re guessing a tone similar to Guardians of the Galaxy, perhaps.
We can hear the DC haters’ ‘but DC don’t have a sense of humour’ cries from here…
Booster is an ego-maniac (with a robotic best friend) known “for his snarky attitude, flashy nature and reputation for being a showboat – in fact, the fan-favorite character even has corporate sponsors. [He] is Michael Jon Carter, a football hero and celebrity in the 25th Century who became publicly disgraced after he was caught gambling on his own games. With his reputation tarnished, Carter stole super-powered relics from the past and traveled back in time, with the plan to become a famous superhero. Though he began cocky, Booster eventually became a real hero.”
As for Blue Beetle? Well, “tech-genius Ted Kord’s Uncle Jarvis was a mad scientist, bent on conquering the world with an army of androids. So Kord approaches the original Blue Beetle, Dan Garret, and asks for his help. Jarvis and Dan die in the ensuing battle, but not before Garret reveals his identity to him and makes Ted promise to carry on his legacy. Without Garret’s superpowers, Kord uses his many inventions to carry on the Blue Beetle name and fight crime.”
The duo often team-up in the comics and are fully signed up Justice League members too. This rumour makes sense as the two were rumoured early on to be part of the Legends of Tomorrow TV team, but show runner Phil Klemmer shot the idea down saying there were bigger plans for them.
This could be Lethal Weapon in space!
The idea of Berlanti handling a project like this and moving from the spectacular DC universe he created on our TV Screens to the big screen, where he may eventually tussle with Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Shazam… well, we can’t contain our excitement.