DC’s Booster Gold Series Is Already Negotiating With a Lead Actor

Booster Gold and Skeets traveling through time

James Gunn reveals he and Peter Safran are already talking to an actor about playing Booster Gold in DC’s upcoming HBO Max television series.

James Gunn and Peter Safran are already talking to an actor for DC Studios’ upcoming Booster Gold series.

On Jan. 31, 2023, Gunn and Safran revealed the first film and television projects involved in their 10-year plan for the DC Universe. Included in the plan is a new, live-action HBO Max series titled Booster Gold, which stars the titular time-traveling superhero. Safran said of the announcement, “A total fan favorite, as you know. A loser from the future who uses his basic future technology to come back to today to pretend to be a superhero.”

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Gunn added, “I think of it as basically the story of a superhero’s imposter syndrome. How do you deal with that? (It’s about) how he tries to use this future technology to be loved by the people of today and what is really at the base of that. It’s a character story that’s going to be a very different type of show, and we’re talking to an actor about it now.”

Could Chris Pratt Be Playing Booster Gold in the DC Universe?

Shortly after becoming DC Studios’ co-CEO alongside Safran, Gunn revealed Booster Gold/Michael Jon Carter was the “MOST requested character” fans on Mastodon wanted to see come to life on the screen. Gunn has also previously teased he will likely with the cast of his Guardians of the Galaxy movies again, leading some fans to believe Chris Pratt could be in talks for the role, though this has not been confirmed by Gunn or anyone at DC. “I cannot tell you how close I am to Chris Pratt and Pom [Klementieff] and Dave [Bautista] and Zoe [Saldaña] and Karen [Gillan]. But I also know I will work again with all those people individually again,” Gunn stated.

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Created by Dan Jurgens, Booster Gold first appeared in the comics in 1986’s Booster Gold #1. A football player born in Gotham in the 25th century, Michael Jon Carter traveled into the past by way of a time sphere and became acquainted with the Justice League and other DC heroes. Along with his robotic sidekick named Skeets, the character is known for being over-egotistical and for being close friends with Blue Beetle. Booster Gold has been portrayed twice in live-action before, as he was played by Eric Martsolf and voiced by Ross Douglas in Smallville and by Donald Faison in Legends of Tomorrow.

Booster Gold will premiere on HBO Max. The live-action series does not yet have a release date.

Source: DC


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