Syfy Picks Up Script Based on DC’s Futuristic Hero Booster Gold

Superheroes are huge now, incase you weren’t up to speed. With films like Dark Knight and Spider-Man making over a billion dollars in the worldwide box office, that means you’re going to see movie and TV studios make bolder decisions that lean towards comic book properties that could bring eyeballs (and dollar signs) to their company.

That’s just what Syfy is looking to do, as they have ordered a script from Greg Berlanti, who wrote Green Lantern, as well as helped shape the story of ABC’s Modern Family, which will focus on DC’s anti-hero from the future, Booster Gold. THR has the report.

The story will center on Booster Gold, a washed-up athlete from the future who travels back to the present in hopes of becoming the greatest super hero of all time. Instead of chasing criminals, however, his main priority is chasing fame and money. But Booster Gold discovers that being a hero takes more than just a megawatt smile, and that the future doesn’t happen without first protecting the present.

Many people who aren’t aware of Booster’s comic presence can see him make an appearance in the final season of Smallville. This could be a great starting-off point for DC’s main comic line to make the leap to TV, as Steven DeKnight is also looking to get a Flash pilot off the ground, and Pennyworth, the script based on Bruce Wayne’s loyal butler, Alfred Pennyworth, is still looking for a home.

What other DC characters would you like to see make an appearance within this series, or maybe even on their own? Sound off below!

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