'The Flash' Director Andy Muschietti Tackles New Batman Movie 'The Brave and the Bold'

‘The Flash’ Director Andy Muschietti Tackles New Batman Movie ‘The Brave and the Bold’

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It’s official: Andy Muschietti is going to the Batcave.

Before the release of his superhero film The flashMuschietti has decided to keep his feet firmly in DC land.

Muschietti has finalized a deal to direct The brave and the daring, the feature film that will introduce a new big-screen version of Batman, which will adapt to the vast universe developed by DC Studios heads James Gunn and Peter Safran.

The involvement was whispered for several weeks. Muschietti, who has been on Fast press tour, has been coy about his connection. But a deal was finally finalized this week, according to a source, conveniently timed for his film’s opening.

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“We saw The flash even before we took the reins at DC Studios, and we knew we were in the hands of not only a visionary filmmaker, but a huge DC fan as well,” Gunn and Safran said in a statement. thrilling, electrifying – and Andy’s affinity and passion for these characters and this world resonates in every frame.So when it came time to find a director to The brave and the daring, there was really only one choice. Luckily, Andy said yes. Barbara signed on to produce with us and we were on our way. They make an amazing team and we couldn’t have better or more inspiring partners as we embark on this exciting new adventure in the DCU.

It is unclear if the project has a writer. According to sources, Christina Hodson, who wrote Muschietti’s Fastwas going in circles but retired to work on a Fast & Furious movie. There’s no word on when a writer will be hired, given the current writers’ strike that has stalled film and TV development in Hollywood.

Still, the deal marks another director for Gunn and Safran’s DC roster; James Mangold To Direct Film Focusing On Horror Hero Swamp Thing, With Gunn Himself To Helm Superman: Legacy.

Plus a new Batman, The brave and the bold will introduce Damian Wayne, a homicidal teenager raised by assassins who is also the son Batman didn’t know he had. The feature film is inspired by that of the writer Grant Morrison Batman run that introduced Damian. “It’s a very strange story between father and son,” Gunn told reporters in late January when he announced the film.

Damian, co-created by artist Andy Kubert, is also the son of Talia al Ghul, and takes on the mantle of Robin and later becomes Batman in his own right.

The brave and the bold is part of the first chapter of the narrative in the DC universe of Gunn and Safran, with other film titles includingg Supergirl: the woman of tomorrow, Swamp thing AND The authority. On the small screen, titles include The Lanterns, waller AND lost paradise.

The brave and the bold will exist in the main DC universe, while Robert Pattinson’s iteration of the Dark Knight is branded by the new bosses as a “DC Elseworlds story,” a monicker that allows DC to make films set in alternate universes and outside of continuity which Gunn and Safran are working to establish. Pattinson has Batman: Part II due out in 2025.

Muschietti already has some experience with the Bat family, like Fast features several incarnations of the hooded vigilante. Michael Keaton reprises his role as Batman from the 1989 and 1992 films, while Ben Affleck is back after his appearances in Zack Snyder’s films.

The Argentinian filmmaker made his Hollywood horror debut, directing the 2013 horror film Mom. But it was Stephen King’s adaptation of him in two parts Itreleased by Warner Bros. arm New Line in 2017 and 2019, which showed the filmmaker could handle thrills and chills, character and big VFX climaxes.

The flash was the subject of an extraordinary amount of hype ahead of its June 16 debut, with Gunn and Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav touting it as one of the best superhero movies of all time. Warners screened the film at April’s CinemaCon, the convention for theater owners, where it was enthusiastically received.

Muschietti is represented by WME and Johnson Shapiro.