The time-traveling fame-obsessed superhero Booster Gold has arrived in the CW show ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ played by ‘The Exes’ and ‘Scrubs’ star Donald Faison. While Faison had been introduced prior to the ending of the show, his identity was kept a secret until recently, revealing his persona at the end of the seventh season.
Showrunner Phil Klemmer spoke with DC Universe about the character’s arrival in the “Arrowverse.”
“None of us were expecting it to happen,” he said. “I credit DC Creative Director Kim Roberto. I don’t know who she strong-armed, bribed, cajoled or charmed in order to get the green light on this. It was beyond our wildest dreams. We wanted to bring out a new character, we wanted to thrill our DC fans, but this was like order of magnitudes beyond what we thought was possible. And then to couple that with the exciting casting news of Donald Faison, it almost makes me want to blush. I’m sure we don’t deserve this, but we’ll happily take it.”
Speaking about Faison taking over the role, he said, “He’s hilarious, he’s a gifted actor, and to find out that he geeks out on the same stuff that our fans do. I’m a believer that the spirit in which people do something, whatever the thing is, just infuses it. He’s on the screen for something, like, seven or eight minutes maybe in the finale, but for every one of those moments, that guy’s not just working, that guy is having a blast. It raises everybody’s level when somebody comes in and they love the material, and they raise the material. I can’t wait to start writing him, because I feel like we barely got to know this guy.”
Possible spoilers, here is a clip where Booster Gold first appears in the series:
Booster Gold was created by comic book writer Dan Jurgens in 1986 when he made his first appearance in a self-titled comic book series. He would go on to become a staple of the Justice League and became a recurring character in the animated show ‘Justice League Unlimited.’
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