DC's 'Booster Gold' Won't Be Part of the 'Justice League' Universe

Greg Berlanti says that the potential time-traveling superhero movie will be separate from DC's other superhero properties.
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While Warner Bros. is busily building a shared DC Extended Universe to rival Marvel's all-in MCU, that doesn't mean that it's following the "everything is connected" model of its competitor. Not only are the DC TV shows unrelated to the big-screen stories, but now it turns out that not all of the DC movies will take place in the same universe, either.

The revelation comes courtesy Flash and Arrow producer Greg Berlanti, who told Vulture that his potential Booster Gold movie won't be part of the same fictional universe as Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice or Suicide Squad.

"As of right now we have no connective tissue to those worlds," he said. "It'd be a separate thing."

The project, which is currently in development with Berlanti, Arrow and Flash executive producer Andrew Kreisberg and Thor and X-Men: First Class screenwriter Zack Stentz, spins out of a planned-but-never-happened TV series featuring the time-traveling DC superhero. Given this background — and the fact that all three creators work in the shared universe of the CW's DC properties — it's possible that Booster will share a universe with the TV versions of the Flash, Arrow and the Legends of Tomorrow cast.

Even if that's the case, a future meeting with the cinematic Justice League shouldn't be ruled out, however. After all, the comic book Booster has a history of crossing into alternate universes, and DC as a whole has an even longer history of juggling multiple realities into one (mostly) coherent multiverse.