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Greg Berlanti is already the hardest-working man in superhero TV, and soon he’s going to make the transition to film with Simon Vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda and a movie about DC superhero Booster Gold. That project is still relatively shrouded in secrecy, but Berlanti recently spoke with Vulture and dropped a pretty surprising reveal about how his Booster Gold movie will fit in with the wider Justice League-based movie universe. To put it simply, it won’t.

Berlanti says his film has “no connective tissue to those worlds,” referring to stuff like Batman V Superman and Suicide Squad, adding that “it’d be a separate thing.” This is especially notable given the fact that Booster Gold—a dude from the future who goes back in time so he can become a famous hero—is easily one of the wackier characters in DC’s collection. Given the oft-derided grimness of DC’s fledgling movie universe, a goofball like Booster Gold would’ve been an interesting addition. Now, though, we’ve got a movie based on an established superhero that isn’t going to be part of the traditional “cinematic universe” model, which is unheard of in 2016.

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As for the Booster Gold movie itself, Berlanti says the idea came from a long-dead TV project that he and longtime producing partner Andrew Kreisberg had been developing. DC Entertainment’s Geoff Johns apparently approached them about producing a movie, and they decided to resurrect the project with writer Zack Stentz, who has worked on The Flash and X-Men: First Class.