There has been an almost absurd amount of comic book movies being made both in the last few years, and in the years to come. To the point where any character, in an brand could be made. But even with that, there is always the question of, who should direct them? After all, superhero movies have proven that with the right team, it’ll work beautifully, the wrong team? Well…just look at the recent Fantastic Four movie.
A big recent rumor was that Booster Gold would be coming to the big screen, possibly along with best friend Blue Beetle. Booster Gold is a time traveler, and a funny character, so why not have the guy behind Back to the Future, Bob Gale, do the film! Well, in an interview with ComicBook.com…he’s honestly not interested, even though he did write for DC Comics before.
“No,” he told us simply when we asked whether he would be interested in writing the film.”I’ve read Booster Gold and it’s a lot of fun, but I’ve come to the point where I’ve decided working with other people’s IP; it’s really hard. You’re always going to piss people off. I’ve got enough original stories that I want to tell. That’s what I want to work on. No matter how good a comic book movie is, there’s always going to be people complaining about it — or you can totally misfire like the last Fantastic Four movie, and for my money I’ve got to tell you, I’m OD’ed on these movies. They all seem to be pretty much the same. They all are kind of following a formula. They are all way too long. It’s all special effects at the expense of good characters.”