After months of anticipation, James Gunn and Peter Safran finally dropped some bombshell news surrounding the future of the DC Universe and their current slate of film and television projects show tremendous promise. Some of the offerings they have in store for fans include a Superman reboot, a new Batman and Robin project, and a streaming series centered on one of DC's most interesting heroes.
We're talking about Booster Gold who has long been on the radar of hardcore DC fans. As it stands, key details about the HBO Max series have not been disclosed but one actor is volunteering to play Michael Jon Carter in the DCU.
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, Top Gun: Maverick actor Glen Powell addressed the possibility of him being involved in a comic book film project. While he admits that he's not the biggest geek out there, he says he's a fan of Marvel and DC movies. The rising actor also expressed his interest in playing Booster Gold, saying that the character appeals to him. He said: "Booster Gold is really funny. Booster gold is a funny one."
Powell would then reiterate that he hasn't been in contact with Marvel for a role but intriguingly didn't mention DC when it came to negotiations. Coincidentally, Gunn and Safran revealed during their DCU slate presentation that they're already talking to a certain actor who could take on the Booster Gold role and while it's a little too early to jump into conclusions, it's hard not to connect the dots. Check out his response here:
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It may come as a surprise to some of you how Booster Gold is among the characters featured during the DCU's first chapter. But it worth mentioning that according to Gunn himself, he's one of the heroes DC diehards are eager to see make a live-action appearance. Personally, I'd love to see Gunn direct the project because he knows how to handle lesser-known characters and not to mention, Booster Gold is quite hilarious.
Key details about HBO Max's Booster Gold series have yet to be disclosed. Meanwhile, the DCU's first chapter begins with Superman: Legacy which is slated for release on July 11, 2025.