“The Flash” Director Andy Muschietti Will Direct the New Batman Movie “Brave and The Bold”
Variety has the exclusive news that Andy Muschietti will be directing a new Batman movie. The movie is one of several new ones that James Gunn and Peter Safran, who are in charge of DC Studios, planned earlier this year.
“Batman: The Brave and the Bold” will be directed by Muschietti, who also made “The Flash,” which comes out this weekend. The project is based on a comic book story by Grant Morrison, who Gunn said in January was “extremely important” to the DC Universe. In t
he books, there is a “Bat family” in which Damian Wayne, Bruce Wayne’s real son, is Robin to his dad’s Batman. Barbara, Muschietti’s sister and creative partner, will produce the piece with Gunn and Safran through their label Double Dream.
Gunn and Safran said of Muschietti, “We saw ‘The Flash’ before we took over at DC Studios and knew we were in the hands of not only a visionary director but also a huge DC fan.” “It’s a great movie. It’s funny, sad, and exciting, and Andy’s love for these people and this world shines through every frame.
So, when it was time to find a director for “The Brave and the Bold,” there was really only one option. Luckily, Andy said yes. Barbara agreed to help us create, and we were off and running. They’re a great team, and we couldn’t ask for better or more inspiring partners as we start this exciting new adventure in the DCU.”
There isn’t an author attached to the project right now. This will be Robin’s first live-action movie since “Batman and Robin,” which starred Chris O’Donnell and George Clooney in 1997. This movie won’t be connected to Robert Pattinson’s “The Batman” flicks.
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Gunn and Safran’s first project are called “Gods and Monsters,” and it includes both films that are part of a series and films that stand alone. Gunn’s Superman movie, which was revealed before and is now called “Superman: Legacy,” a Wonder Woman prequel series, and a Green Lantern mystery series are also on the list. Some DC figures that aren’t as well known, like Booster Gold and Swamp Thing, will also be shown. Even though the DCU is made up of many different universes, these titles will be set in a single world.
Muschietti was the mind behind another hit Warner Bros. franchise: “It,” which starred Bill Sarsgaard and Jessica Chastain and was made by New Line Cinema. In 2013, he got a lot of attention with the scary movie “Mama,” which also starred Chastain.