For those out there in this great big wide world that are getting tired of superhero movies, too bad! If I were truly speaking this instead of writing, there would be an F-bomb in between "too" and "bad"!
As Henry Cavill recently implied in a recent interview that superhero movies aren't going away anytime soon, it seems that his statement is quite true, and it seems that Warner Bros. is set to play another card in their cinematic universe.
Fans have been speculating that Blue Beetle or Booster Gold would be leaping off the comic pages onto either the big or small screen for quite a while now, and it looks like they finally get to crack open a few beers and a bottle of vino to celebrate.
That's right, folks, Blue Beetle and Booster Gold are set to star in a team up flick. Right now reports are saying that the film is going to be like a buddy-cop movie but with super heroes.
Furthermore, this new addition to Warner's super-hero movie line up will deviate from the darker tones of their upcoming blockbusters like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or the Suicide Squad. The plan for these odd-ball comic characters will see a lighter and more comedic tone to kick them off in Hollyweird's starlight.
The mastermind behind the Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow known as Greg Berlanti is set to direct the feature. Nothing's officially confirmed just yet, but Legends of Tomorrow executive producer Phil Klemmer did say that Booster Gold wasn't going to be on the show because there were bigger things in store for the character.
With the help of a robot named Skeets, Michael was able to steal a Legion of Super-Heroes flight ring and Brainiac 5's force field belt and then use Rip Hunter's time machine to travel from the 25th century to the 20th century. The character of Booster Gold and Skeets both debuted in the Copper Age of comics in Booster Gold #1 back in February of 1986 shortly after the Crisis on Infinite Earths limited series.
Blue Beetle was actually a character that first appeared in the Golden Age in Mystery Men Comics #1. This version of the Blue Beetle was Dan Garret, son of a slain police officer.
Garret had no superpowers and the character was very much in the vein of Green Hornet. After the Golden Age and during the Silver Age, the original Blue Beetle was revamped by Charlton Comics and given superpowers.
Before Blue Beetle was obtained by DC Comics, the character of Blue Beetle became Ted Kord and was created by Steve Ditko for Charlton Comics. The Ted Kord version of Blue Beetle made his first ever comic appearance in Captain Atom #83 in 1966 before DC Comics got a hold of both Captain Atom and Blue Beetle in later years.
A genius inventor and like Batman, Blue Beetle uses quite a bit of gadgetry to fight crime. Much like the original Blue Beetle during the Golden Age, Ted Kord has no super powers except for his insanely high intellect if that even counts.
Ted Kord as Blue Beetle made his first appearance in DC Comics continuity in Crisis on Infinite Earths #1, which I've mentioned a lot of times on this site. It's usually just noted as 1st appearance of Blue Beetle in DC Comics to keep it short.
There should be no question as to whether Kord's version of the Blue Beetle is in mind for the movie since both characters are best friends in the DC Comics Universe and often is led into "get rich quick" schemes with his buddy Booster Gold, but they could go with the Jamie Reyes version also.
So a Booster Gold & Blue Beetle team-up movie is in development, and since Blue Beetle is a member of the Justice League, speculation is already in gear that Blue Beetle will drop in on a future Justice League movie.
One more win for comic fans, and another loss for those already complaining about too many comic book movies out there. Well, at least, for now.