Hot on the heels of his TV screenwriting debut on this week's The Flash, Zack Stentz has revealed work on a secret project that has added some fresh buzz to long-rumored Booster Gold live-action project.
“Interestingly enough, I was working with Greg Berlanti, Andrew Kreisberg, and Sarah Schechter, the amazing trio that kind of make that amazing machine run, and we were working on a different project that I’m not really allowed to talk about right now,” said Stentz on Kevin Smith and Marc Bernardin’s Fatman on Batman podcast, explaining how he got the job writing this week's episode of The Flash, which Smith directed.
“Greg was becoming a new dad,” Stentz added. “He was taking a little time off, and we had this gap in the time we were working on it. Andrew came up to me and said, ‘We don’t want you to be bored. Do you want to write a Flash episode for us?’”
Stentz said The Flash project was pitched as a chance for him to write for TV for the first time, making whatever that other secret project was not television-related. The writer could not reveal what the project was, but Smith indicated that it was “really cool,” making it seem likely it’s a comic book-based project.
Considering the team involved – Berlanti, Kreisberg, and Schechter – it’s entirely possible Stentz’s secret project is in fact a new draft of the long-gestating Booster Gold film. Several years ago, Berlanti and Kreisberg was on board to produce Booster Gold television series for Syfy, however the rights reverted back to DC after the network passed on the project.
Meanwhile, DC Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns said in 2014 that Booster could appear on The Flash, and that Berlanti and Kreisberg had a script they were reportedly very happy with. At the time, Newsarama speculated a time travel based spin-off was in the works. And while that panned out, it was DC's Legends of Tomorrow with Booster Gold’s son Rip Hunter at the helm.
So could Stentz be working on adapting Berlanti and Kreisberg’s Booster Gold vision to the big screen, and making it fit in the still somewhat in flux DC Cinematic Universe?
It’s not unlikely.